Medical Technologies that may Change Healthcare Landscape
By MedTech Outlook | Friday, November 30, 2018
The increasing application of IT to medicine has come to revolutionize Healthcare technology. The recent years are a testament to the emerging technological upheavals. As the year 2017 comes to an end, it is time to take a look at some of the most exciting latest technologies ushering the landscape.
Personalizing Cancer Treatments
Cancer still constitutes a pernicious disease, with the path to its effective remediation still a long way to go. However, it doesn’t mean that there is an absence of remarkable healthcare developments. 2017 has witnessed the emergence of personalized-precision based oncology treatments, bearing fruitful results. Two of the most notable developments being those steered by Foundation Medicine and Smart Patients, while Foundation medicine is developing caner genomic to genomic care, engineering patient-specific cancer treatments based on DNA-tests, Smart Patients is creating a cancer drive, empowering patients through online libraries to change the dimension of cancer care.
Embedding Health Sensors to Driverless Cars
As companies like Volvo and Tesla are making leaps in the auto-mobile industries, manufacturing driverless vehicles proven on demanding urban settings. It is not far to see these automobiles further equipped with health sensors. The above mentioned companies have already started to devise cars that will have a health sensor embedded on the Drivers car seat, thus leading towards a world were automobiles would be a point of care.
Operationalizing Genome Editing
It was not long ago when people thought about genetic engineering to develop human crafted organisms as a mere fiction. However, it seems that it takes no time for figments of imagination to change into a scientific reality. We have already come to see scientists successfully create mosquitoes using genome editing that are completely immune to the cancer instigating parasite. We have also seen Scientists having a successfully breakthrough in genetically editing the immune system of a cancer effected mice to provide proven treatment. Thus, with these developments and Scientists finding great confidence in CRISPR, it will not be long, before we will witness the first human trial for gene-editing based treatments.