One industry that has not only harnessed, but advanced alongside technology is the health care industry. Doctors, hospitals and medical technicians are capable of things today that were squarely in the realm of science fiction only fifty years ago. There are always new discoveries, however, and the health care industry can benefit from a number of them.
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The ability of the average person to broadcast a real-time television signal from literally any point on the globe is a technology we are just now beginning to grapple with as a society. One of the major applications of a technology like this is in the realm of emergency medical treatment. The ability to have a doctor on the scene at a moment’s notice could mean the difference in a medical emergency. The good news is this technology is already in the hands of anyone with a mobile phone or tablet.
Most people who have used mobile technology have used a touch interface of some kind. The next step in touch-based interfaces is called “haptic technology.” Haptics allow the device to communicate with its user through touch sensation. This makes it possible for someone to “feel” an instrument, tool or body reaction from a remote location and makes things like remote surgery or diagnosis possible.
Advanced Lab Stirrers
Companies like Arrow Engineering are advancing the state of the art in lab stirring equipment through their manufacturing of both air and electric models and the accessories to go with them. These kinds of devices can lead to more accurate and more reliable test results across a wide variety of experimental pharmaceutical and compound development projects. The company understands the need for laboratory stirrer accessories, and how others can benefit from them.
Voice Transcription Software
Turning the human voice into machine-readable text is a crucial part of both the medical and legal professions. More important than the ability of doctors to quickly get crucial information recorded is the ability to return to that information later for evaluation and analysis. If a doctor is able to turn their spoken words into documents without the need to take the extra step of transcribing the information, their insight and expert scholarship can be more quickly utilized.
It is only a matter of time before some quick-thinking developer builds an Uber-equivalent mobile application for medical professionals to schedule house calls. With the dizzying array of low-cost devices on the market now, it is not only possible but likely doctors will find a way to put a doctor’s office on wheels and online. This would give them the ability to bring the hospital to the patient instead of the other way around.
All of these solutions help us imagine a world where the cost of health care would be no more a burden than the cost of anything else that can be delivered. The only question is how long it will take before production-savvy versions of these technologies appear in the hands of doctors and health care professionals.
By Anita Ginsburg