“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”
– Arthur C. Clarke.
Likewise, countless number of novel inventions have revolutionised the field of medical science which has enabled us to make incredibly fast advancements, especially during the past few decades. Here are six examples out of an exhaustive list of medical developments that have shaped our current medical practices. If you never believed in magic, think again after reading some of these mind-blowing technologies that currently exist.
1. Virtual reality (VR) / Augmented reality (AR)
VR and AR are no longer unfamiliar terms in modern society with its increasing availability to the general public through digital mobile devices we currently hold today. In a medical context, these technologies can be used as an effective educational tool to train students with various healthcare scenarios with minimal associated risks, such as surgical simulation, diagnostic imaging of patient-care interactions. Additionally, it can be used in therapy and recovery to relieve pain or anxiety, since there are no limits on what can be programmed.