As healthcare becomes more digital, connectivity will become an increasingly important feature of medical devices and other healthcare technologies.
FREMONT, CA : MedTech experts were already predicting a digital revolution in healthcare before the COVID-19 pandemic. Coronavirus seems to have pushed digital health forward, pressuring everyone's hand to embrace emerging technologies and evolve their way out from this public health crisis.
2020 has already proved to be a challenging year for all markets due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By all accounts, they will continue to experience the ripple effects of vaccination in different aspects of their lives, including the economy, long after it becomes widely available. One industry sector whose growth the pandemic might have favored is digital health and medical device production.
The pandemic has created significant research areas and current research and development and the implementation of new technology in healthcare. Here's what medical technology experts and developers predict for digital health in 2021.
The top health tech development to watch in 2021 is the increasing use of remote medicine, which was directly influenced by the pandemic this year. The most pressing issue about telemedicine before COVID-19 was patient adoption. People tend to consult with doctors in person instead of using telehealth services. The pandemic has completely changed that, and experts agree that telemedicine has a promising future ahead of it.
To create "living" tissues, three-dimensional bioprinting incorporates cells, growth factors, and various biomaterials. The use of these tissues will help streamline research because they imitate the behavior of actual living systems found in nature. It is a highly advanced technology: bioprinting experts are already working on print implants, devices, and even whole organs. Its current potential to reduce pharmaceutical research costs can help 3D bioprinting establish and maintain a transformative health technology path in the coming years.
Nanomaterials and devices (such as nanorobots), biocompatible nanoparticles, nanoelectronics biosensors, and other nanotechnology-based healthcare solutions are being researched for diagnosis, drug delivery, and other purposes. Nanotechnology is now progressing, with global funding growing at a rate of 40 to 45 percent per year.