Evaluating The Future Of Medicine

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Where do you think the future of medicine will be in the next decade? With diseases and illnesses advancing, technology has been improving and advanced innovative ways have been surfacing. Something that has modernized our way of life without even realizing it is a printer. Did you ever foresee that printers could do other than put ink on a piece of paper? Three-dimensional printing is revolutionizing our modern day lives as we speak. Although there are several types of 3D printing, one version that has caught the public’s attention is 3D medical printing, or also known as bio printing. 3D medical printing will revolutionize the medical field and makes lives easier. This emerging technology will enable future 3D printers to produce…show more content…
NASA launched a 3D Printing machine towards the International Space Station to develop parts in zero gravity, which will aid in future innovations in Astronomy. This new technology produced by NASA is one of the best upheavals that have occurred in that field. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has built a complete car body through 3D Printing. The car took less than twenty hours to print. Although the car model is not permitted for use and its sole purpose is to be a model for upcoming inventions, this will significantly decrease the cost of cars in the future when we will be able to drive 3D printed vehicles. In 2014, the first 3D printed skull as successfully implanted in a woman. Doctors in the Netherlands reported that they have for the first time successfully replaced most of a human skull with a 3D printed plastic one and saved someone’s life in the process. The surgery lasted 23 long hours and took place at the University Medical Center Utrecht. The patient suffered from severe headaches due to a thickening of her skull. Due to this condition, she slowly lost her vision and her motor coordination was suffering. Usually in brain surgery the doctors temporarily remove part of the skull to reduce pressure, but later on put it back or replace by an artificial implant. In this groundbreaking case, doctors inserted an entire plastic skill that was manufactured with the help of an Australian medical device company that
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