Essay Wireless Medical Technology

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Introduction Innovations in technology has sky rocketed in the medical field. Incorporating these technologies systematically has lead to increased life span. Since time immemorial, struggle of humans to gain immortality has motivated them to explore different options that would give them longevity to the least if not immortality. Technology has come as an answer to humankind’s quest and has not disappointed us in any way. Today Technology has broken all boundaries in healthcare. Non-invasive surgeries with aid of laser technology were still in its infancy when the prospect of complicated surgeries like that of brain and heart with the aid of nanotechnology using nanorobotics is ready to be born. There is another breakthrough in the…show more content…
The likelihood of having at least one chronic condition increases with age. Care for patients with chronic conditions accounts for more than four-fifths of all health care expenditures, or more than $1.4 trillion annually. This amount is predicted to increase by at least 25 percent over the next two decades. Wireless health technology provides physicians with several solutions that assist them in monitoring health conditions, diagnosing, managing treatment and preventing complications, through effective communications and timely intervention. Thus enabling everyone to comply with, the proverbial saying of ‘Prevention is better then the cure.’ Types of Application There are two applications of wireless technology in medical field: 1) Physiological monitoring and 2) Patient communication and support 1) Physiological Monitoring: This application of wireless technology can monitor physiological functions and send the information to the physicians. With aid of wearable devices or adhesives, the patient vital signs are monitored. In addition, information is then sent to the physician for further reference. Examples of this application are: • Portable external physiological monitoring devices, which can be used for monitoring cardiac, blood glucose and vital signs. These devices are connected to the sensors placed on or near the body for wirelessly
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