In the field of medicine, technology remains in a state of growth and development. The Internet and robotic technologies have allowed for long-distance surgeries. Virtual reality simulators are being used to treat patients’ phobias. And heart valves have never been more effective. The following five technologies showcase the cutting-edge of the medical field.
1. The ITClamp
2. Microfluidic Flu Chips
4. iPhone and the Medisana ThermoDock
Due to their interactive features, universal Internet access, and array of apps, the iPhone and iPad have been used in health information technology for several years. Now doctors can take temperatures from a distance using infrared technology that plugs into their iPhones. It functions like a point-and-shoot camera, and will replace the old fashioned, thermometer approach.