Big tech companies have become a major player in the medical field as of late. The cohesive relationship being cultivated between todayâ€™s technology capabilities and medicine is something only ever seen in sci-fi stories.
One surgeon has attempted to transplant a whole head, while others are growing human body parts in their labs. Itâ€™s all real, and itâ€™s all about to get even more interesting. Take a moment to read through some of todayâ€™s mind-blowing medical technology youâ€™ll have to see to believe.
Thereâ€™s a cancer detection pen
Yeah. You read it right. There is a pen that can detect cancer. Itâ€™s not as you may envision it, but this cancer detector may make cancer surgeries more than 150 percent more effective.
The challenge for surgeons removing cancerous cells from a patientâ€™s body is as such: If the surgeon takes too much healthy tissue along with the diseased tissue, it can result negatively for the patient.
The MasSpec Pen is purposed to immediately allow surgeons (during surgery) to know which tissue is healthy and which is cancerous. It is not yet in widespread use, but is scheduled to start the process this year.
Artificial Intelligence and your lifespan
Scientists have figured out a way to predict the length of a patientâ€™s life through medical imagery. The AI involved in the process has the ability to soak up infinite knowledge regarding the degradation of the human body.
The artificial intelligence can scan your internal organs, and assess how long your body will last. The results werenâ€™t quite 100 percent, but the AI has time to draw more knowledge to improve the current 69 percent accuracy rate.
Nanotech that helps you lose weight
Weight loss is an endless battle for those who have the ability to overindulge. An overweight body faces several health challenges far beyond epic snoring. You could schedule a surgery on your nasal cavities to open up your airways, or you could wait for this nanotech bot that will melt your fat away.
A nanotech microneedle patch has been designed to effectively help patients melt their fat cells. Fat cells come in white and brown. Brown fat cells burn off easily, but the white ones stick around.
When you get older, your fat cells tend to all be white. This makes it harder to lose weight. For decades, scientists have tried to find a way to encapsulate the ability to turn fat cells from white to brown, but the physical side effects of ingestion are simply too detrimental.
The patch developed by Columbia University scientists contains nanoparticles that spread throughout the affected area turning the fat cells into brown cells.