The life expectancy in America has increased drastically in the past few decades. The advances that have been made in technology are one of the reasons people are living longer now than ever before. It is exciting to see so many new healthcare products come out. Below are some examples of future healthcare technologies that will change the way we live:
One of the goals that the healthcare industry has is to make healthcare more accessible to people. Many people are unable to get to the doctor. Digital diagnostics are becoming readily available. There is already software that can detect the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Even though digital diagnostics will not take the place of a doctor, they will allow a person to have more control over their health.
Ultrafast CT Scans
CT scans are often used to diagnose problems of the heart. However, CT scans are not a reliable test for many people because they have fast heartbeats. Ultrafast CT scans will be able to capture an image of the heart in just one beat. This new technology will also allow doctors to get a better picture of the heart.
Digestible sensors will make it easier for both patients and healthcare providers. A digestible sensor works by transmitting patient information to a healthcare provider. This allows the healthcare provider to see how the treatment is working and customize the patient’s treatment plan.
Researchers are predicting that digestible sensors can eventually eliminate the need for a yearly physical. The sensors can perform the same functions that a doctor does during a physical. The sensors monitor the body systems and then transmit the information to the physician. Additionally, the sensors will not require the use of a battery because they rely on the body’s own energy to work.
Microchips That Model Clinical Trials
Before any medication or healthcare product is approved, there are clinical trials done in order to test the safety and effectiveness of it. These clinical trials are often conducted on animals. However, researchers are predicting that in the future, microchips will be used in the place of animals. This can help save the lives of countless animals who die during testing.
Microchips can also help improve healthcare for patients. Animals have very similar anatomical structures to humans. However, an animal may get different results than a human. Microchips may produce more accurate results.