Up to this point, the discussions above have primarily centered on the software aspect. However, we have yet shown so much focus on the physical side, including robotics, 3D printing, cybernetics and artificial skin.
Robotics have transformed healthcare by enabling more precise, efficient, and personalised care delivery. Robotics technology can assist healthcare providers in performing surgical procedures, providing physical therapy, and supporting elderly care. Robots can also assist in drug delivery, inventory management, and other tasks in hospitals and clinics, improving efficiency and reducing errors.
3D printing can enable the creation of customised prosthetics and implants, improving patient outcomes and reducing the need for revision surgeries. We have also seen the development of more advanced and versatile 3D printing machines, as well as the expansion of the types of materials that can be used in the process, such as dissolvable materials.
Moreover, cybernetics technology can enable the restoration of motor and sensory function in patients with disabilities, improving their quality of life. Cybernetics refers to the merging of human and machine systems, and in the context of healthcare, it often involves using implanted devices or prosthetics to help patients regain lost function. One example of cybernetics technology in healthcare is the development of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), which can enable patients with paralysis to control devices such as computers or robotic arms using their thoughts. BCIs work by detecting the electrical signals generated by neurons in the brain and translating them into commands that can be used to control external devices. Cybernetics technology holds great promise for improving the quality of life for patients with disabilities, by restoring lost function and enabling greater independence and mobility.
Finally, artificial skin, also known as synthetic skin; a tissue-engineered product designed to mimic the properties of human skin, has transformed wound care, burn treatment, and even cosmetic procedures. Artificial skin products can provide a scaffold for new tissue growth and help promote healing. The use of artificial skin is transforming healthcare by providing new and innovative solutions for a range of skin-related conditions and injuries.