Folks of present era are really careless towards their lifestyle, eating habits, and sleeping hours. This disrupted schedule is leading human being to an unhealthy life followed by several diseases. To bring a perfect health back to this hustling and bustling life of people, medical assistance is crucial. It is playing a great role in saving lives and bringing them back to a healthy routine. To enhance the medical sector, IoT and software development is really working hand on hand and the result is really amazing. In a number of ways IoT is transforming the medical sector and with each successive day it is coming up with a latest and upgraded medical technology.
Advancements brought by IoT in the medical sector:
- Emergency room:
Emergency rooms are required for all those folks who require immediate medical assistance but delay happens due to shortage of beds and rooms. IoT is contributing a great way in providing emergency room and reducing the wait time. With the help of IoT and software development, medical sector has come up with autobeds which has reduced the wait time to 50%.
- Remote health monitoring:
Few people are deprived of medical assistance because they are far away from the medical centers or not able to reach there due to some reasons. To give a permanent solution to this problem, IoT has got up with remote health monitoring in which medical science allows patients to detect their health condition without leaving their homes. In this advancement, IoT is backed up with electronics and telecommunication technologies. Mobile health tracking, store and forward technology, live video, etc. are the ways which enhances remote health monitoring and assisting medical sector to determine the health condition of a patient and serve with a proper solution remotely.
Other ways used by IoT for empowering medical sector are management software, drugs management, any many more. IoT is a booming technology and also it has a greatest contribution in the world of medical science to enhance it.
Potential of nanotechnology in medical sector
The word nano take us to the tiniest shapes but the measurement of nano is much smaller than what we expect. Nano can be defined as one billionth of something. The measuring scale of nano is recently been added to almost every business sector including medical sector. It is allowing the medical professionals to measure and study the tiniest particles like cell components, viruses, DNA, and more. With the help of nano technology, medical sector has developed sub microscopic labs, tools, tubes and robots. DNA is the most basic element of human body, with the manipulation of DNA a number of diseases can be treated effectively by having a great control over the growth of DNA. Use of nanotechnologies is done by using nanoparticles for the treatment for which nano-robots are developed in the form of medicines to revitalize the cellular parts of a body.
Nanotechnology in medical sector:
There are certain diseases that require crucial substances for a particular cell development as a treatment of the disease, for example cancer. With the help of nanotechnology, particles are engineered which can effectively engage with the affected cells and repair it with a direct treatment. This technique is considered as the best way to treat certain type of diseases because it refrains the medication from effecting the healthy cells of the body and only work on the diseased ones to improve your all over health.
There are several antibodies which are capable of detecting severe disease like cancer and tumor. With the help of nanotechnology antibodies are attached to the nanotubes made up of carbon and is used to detect the cancer cells present in blood stream. With the same technology, a device is being developed which can detect the kidney related issues at an early stage.
Medical tricorder: A new ray of hope for better healthcare
If you take a survey then five out of every ten folk is struggling with some or other health disorder and two among those are at the critical stage due to late diagnosis of the disease. To put an end to this issue, a regular health checkup is required, so that you can understand your health condition and do the needful to get rid of it. But the question is “how many of us go to the medical practitioner for a routine healthcare checkup?” Answer will be very few. To avoid this condition, several scientists and inventors are trying to develop a device which will be handy and can be afforded by every single folk to practice their self-health checkup. The device is names as medical tricorder, a portable handheld device for diagnosing health conditions within seconds. The device is not available in the real world market but several brains are working for this great invention with an intension to upgrade the medical sector.
Functions of medical tricorder:
- Simplified way to diagnose disease
- Ongoing health condition can be tracked, such as health rate, blood pressure
- Complete health condition can be diagnosed
- Confirmation of a healthy body
Work of medical tricorder:
Experts have developed a huge variety of devices to support the medical professionals diagnosing various types of diseases. Each type of disease has a distinct device and the operations of such device are known to the practitioners only. There is no such device which is capable enough to diagnose distinct types of health conditions. As per the speculations, we will have a solo device potent enough to diagnose several health conditions with a great ease. With the use of this device glucose levels, body temperatures, checking abnormalities in DNA using sensors, detection of availability of antibodies in DNA, and many more issues can be detected instantaneously without any professional experience. This device will be developed as handy as a smartphone.
Impact of technology on health care sector
A new era of telemedicine has been emerged with the advancements of technology and its use in the healthcare industry. Evolution of technology has enabled health care professionals to provide more promising treatments to the patients regardless of their location and situation. If you talk about the impact of technology over the healthcare sector then it is countless, but few major transformation that has been brought by the technological growth are access to the best medical practitioner anywhere from the world, immediate medical assessment of a patient, latest treatment technologies and many more. Incorporation of digital platform is one of the best advancements in medical and also a great reason for the change of medical phase.
Following aspects will put light on the changes of medical sector and their impacts:
Health records must be kept for years and years, because any further treatment may require the details of your health record or any type of treatment taken by the patient in his medical history for an effective and also safe treatment. Keeping such records manually is really a tough task for a folk. Now, technology has a solution for this problem as it have given an option to save health records along with the health checkup reports in the cloud system. It enables you to retrieve the details in future from any place using any system.
Medical sector doesn’t just represents meeting with a doctor or any healthcare professional, rather it covers your medication, routine checkups, treatment details, diagnosis, any many more. Now medical assistance is packed in the handheld devices of folks with facilities to perform all these tasks on the go without carrying any extra baggage.
Lack of information was the biggest reason for poor health and treatment too. Emergence of latest technologies and digital platforms supporting medical sector has become a strongest medium between healthcare professionals and patients to share the information properly and educate the patients to know more about their illness, treatments and medication, allowing them to understand it in the better way and get ready for the best treatment possible for their health recovery.