The world we know is undergoing great changes, technology and science are transforming our lives very quickly.
Health is also being revolutionized and this is an important issue for most people, we want to take care of it, preserve it, improve it, and try to do everything possible to make this all right. We all worry about enjoying good health, some people care more, others less, but after all most of us avoid suffering from any disease.
For some time we have been told that the way to lead a healthy life, is having a good diet, exercise and have a quiet life, however the world has evolved so much, that thanks to technology we can do things and access artifacts that we could never imagine.
Innovations used sensibly can open the door to an era of extraordinary opportunities, such a revolution fuels the creativity of men and women across the globe, these visionaries invent and implement solutions new.
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For normal people like us, it is paramount to protect our most precious asset that is our health and that of those around us.
Living as long as possible is the dream of thousands of people in the world, but the unthinkable is happening. Technology is not only for accessing social networks, distracting oneself or knowing the world through a screen. Now this plays a fundamental role in the lives of some people.
Engineering, robotics, electronics and nanotechnology came to medicine and not only to manufacture instruments for the purpose of diagnosing or performing interventions, but now they interact in patients and they are a functional part of the body.
Through artificial intelligence, people benefit from applications and artifacts that allow them to keep track of their health, and it is possible that through sensors and some algorithms they can identify if a heart rhythm is out of the ordinary.
It is also possible to analyze the behavior in social networks and give alarms in case a person is going through states of depression. Most of us have shown how engineering and robotics contribute to health with new machines used to perform surgeries and advanced x-rays.
This science advances in giant steps, since it also allows to create robotic exoskeletons, even simple but very helpful things for patients, such as glue for incisions or equipment to detect veins.
But health has not only been linked with engineering and robotics, but also this fantastic combination of nanotechnology and electronics, and the most amazing thing of all, is 3D printing. With this helpful combination can achieve things that were only in our imagination, such as nano-sized organs, which serve to demonstrate its operation and contribute to the research and use of microchips to enter the body and that this can gather relevant information for a diagnosis.
The wonder of 3D printing is that it can be printed with any type of material, including biological elements, which allows the use of composite components of cells, allowing the creation of organs or living tissue that can be loaded with patient cells avoiding rejection.
One of the latest achievements of 3D printing was that in Switzerland a group of researchers using technology, medicine and 3D printers managed to create an artificial heart with size, weight and palpitations equal to those of a biological heart. This opens the way to the possibility of creating organs according to the availability and need of the patient.
We do not know what the future holds, but what is certain is that we prevent diseases as soon as possible, cure them, repair our bodies, recover from the accidents of each day and make us stronger than ever, will be the challenge for medicine in the year 2050.
Scientific and technological advances herald a new era that could radically change how we are going to solve similar challenges. Engineers, doctors and scientists from all over the world dream and invent the medicine of the future.