TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

The world as we know it is undergoing great changes. Technology and science are transforming our lives at a very fast pace.

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 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 remain peaceful. However, thanks to technology, the world has evolved so much that we can do things and access artifacts that we could never imagine.

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Innovations used sensibly can open the door to an era of extraordinary opportunities, such as a revolution that fuels the creativity of men and women across the globe. These visionaries invent and implement new solutions.

IS ETERNAL LIFE THE SUPREME GOAL FOR HUMANITY?

For the average person, it is crucial that we protect the most precious asset that is our health and that of those around us.

Eternal life is the dream that thousands of people hold dear to them. But the unthinkable is happening. Technology is not only for accessing social networks, distracting oneself or researching what you want to know through a screen. It now plays a fundamental role in the lives of many people.

Engineering, robotics, electronics, and nanotechnology came to medicine, not only to manufacture instruments for the purpose of diagnosing or performing interventions but now they interact in patients as functional parts of the body.

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Through artificial intelligence, people benefit from applications and artifacts that allow them to keep track of their health. It is possible through sensors and some algorithms that can identify if a heartbeat 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 advancement of science is a huge step forward since it also allows the creation of robotic exoskeletons. Even the simplest creations are helpful 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. The most amazing thing of all is 3D printing. With this helpful combination, we can achieve things that were only a dream. For example, nano-sized organs, which serve to demonstrate its operation and contribute to the research and use of microchips to enter the body, gathering 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 took place 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 a new doorway to the possibility of creating organs based on the availability and need of a patient.

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We do not know what the future holds, but what is certain is that we are preventing diseases as soon as possible, curing them, repairing our bodies, recovering from the accidents of each day that make us stronger than ever. What 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.