Saturday, October 15, 2011

Technology in Medical Beds and Medical research

Medical technology in some form has been part of medical practice since the early days in the history of medicine. Increasingly, educators have been challenged by the rapid development of new technologies, and the challenges brought forth by the development of new medical technologies are no exception. Medical technologists must also know about the appropriate procedures and devices for the diagnostic/therapeutic application of the energy forms to body systems. Therefore, knowledge, procedures, and devices simultaneously define the application of medical technology.

Consequently, medical technology requires a foundation in both science and technology. In addition to science and technology, the basis for medical technology resides within the context of the social, political, and cultural world. Thus, medical technology is the application of energy forms to diagnose and treat body systems using knowledge, procedures, and devices within the context of both science and technology in society.

It was not until the 19th century that physicians increasingly used machines for diagnosis or therapeutics.

This extensive research and education led us to some medical inventions and makings like the handicap scooters which help the old who can't move - a freedom to move around without any help and disturbance. That's technology really winning.

Another technology was the invention of the laryngoscope invented by Manual Garcia in 1855. Garcia, a London singing teacher, placed a mirror in the back of the throat and another mirror to reflect sunlight into the mouth to observe the action of the throat and larynx. Two years later, Johann Czermak, a Polish professor of physics, replicated his experiment using artificial light.

And now, we have medical bed which use the latest gadgets and technology which can automatically monitor the person's current state of health and automatically trigger any warnings to the medical team, if required.

Last but not the least, we now have diapers for adults. Technology used to make those?. Yes!

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