Based on the childhood experience of being misdiagnosed with an illness, and undergoing countless surgeries and hospital visits, Robin Farmanfarmaian has since dedicated her adult life to researching technology that can make a significant impact on the lives of people living with illnesses today. Along with technology writer, Steven Kotler, Farmanfarmaian offers a list of technological advances that are advancing and reshaping healthcare.
These latest technologies include 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and robotics to name a few. 3D printing is making a big impact on treating the hearing impaired as well as the customization of prosthetics. Artificial intelligence is being used as an aid in diagnostics, and medical robots of sorts are now capable of performing surgery.
It is truly exciting to learn that medical technology is making significant contributions to the health and wellbeing of people everywhere. With each new advance, we can all live healthier, happier lives, even with an illness.