Updated: Jan 22
Healthcare professionals agree that today’s best technologies strike a balance between
reducing the overall cost of medical care and increasing safety and survival rates. Here
at Digitimer, we outline five emerging technologies designed to deliver better patient
1. AI and Machine Learning: These offer new and better ways to identify disease,
diagnose conditions, crowdsource and develop treatment plans, monitor health
epidemics, and create efficiencies in medical research and clinical trials.
2. Robotics: These already help doctors examine and treat patients in rural areas via
“telemedicine,” transporting medical supplies, disinfecting hospital rooms, helping
patients with rehabilitation or with prosthetics, and automating labs and packaging
medical devices. Other medical robots that are promising include a micro-bot that can
target therapy to a specific part of the body, such as radiation to a tumor or clear
3. Wearable Tech: Today's smartwatches can not only track your steps but can monitor
your heart rhythms. Other forms of wearable devices are ECG monitors that can detect
atrial fibrillation and send reports to your doctor, blood pressure monitors, self-adhesive
biosensor patches that track your temperature, heart rate, and more.
4. Genomics: Genomic info is used to determine personalized treatment plans and
clinical care. Computers make the analysis of genes and gene mutations that cause
medical conditions much quicker. This helps the medical community better understand
how diseases occur, but also how to treat the condition or even eradicate it.
5. 3D Printing: Just as it's done for other industries, 3D printing enables prototyping,
customization, research, and manufacturing for healthcare. Surgeons can replicate
patient-specific organs to help prepare for procedures, and many medical devices and
surgical tools can be 3D printed.
Digitimer has a long history of designing and manufacturing quality medical and
laboratory scientific instruments, including biological amplifiers and electrical
stimulators and amplifiers. Digitimer North America is equipped to handle prompt
delivery of all our products, while providing a high level of customer service and
support. For more information, give us a call today.