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UK Eye Surgery Clinic Focus Takes You into Future of 3D Printing in Medicine with Interactive Infographic

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Have you ever wondered what stepping in a hospital of the future will be like? What about the type of procedures you should expect to receive as treatment there? Focus Clinics reveal all with their new enter-your-age infographic, The Future of Healthcare, which you can access at the bottom of this page.

You’ve watched the Sci-Fi movies that marvel of the future, speculated for yourself about the possibilities, have found yourself wondering ‘what the future will be like?’ Patients of the future have a lot of exciting changes and developments to look forward to; from implantable sensors to 3D printed organs, we’re in for some big changes.

This year blind NHS patients in the UK will begin to be fitted with pioneering equipment that can restore sight to those who have partial sight loss, or who have been completely blind for a number of years. To achieve the bionic eye, a camera is mounted onto a pair of glasses which transmits data to a pocket-held computer which then wirelessly transfers the data to the nerves that control the sight. Damaged photoreceptors in the retina become stimulated, causing the brain to distinguish between patterns of light and dark; enabling the wearer to see.

It seems that this breakthrough bionic eye technology will pave the way for life-changing technology of the future.

Over the next few decades, technology is set to transform the healthcare industry by vastly improving both patient and providers experiences, and one of the best things is that due to the dramatic increase of advancement in the healthcare industry, many of these progressions are a mere few years away.

  • By 2019, 3D printing will become a critical tool in over 35% of surgical procedures that require prosthetic and implant devices inside the body. In the same year it is predicted that 10% of people, living in the developed world, will be living with 3D printed items that are on, or in, their bodies. This includes items such as jewellery, consumable foods, hearing aids and other medical advances. Healthcare practitioners will be able to utilise 3D technology to print synthetic organs and rebuild organs and tissues.

  • By 2020, wearable technology will have advanced to continuous monitoring of a broad range of physiology. Everything from stood and standing posture, to brain activity will all become measurable.

  • By 2021, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will progress further and become an assistant to care deliverers. AI will help to improve patient outcomes by using medical knowledge to provide clinical and medical solutions.

  • By 2030, nearly a decade later, AI will have advanced further. “Chat bots” will now outperform humans at some diagnoses and routing surgical procedures.

  • By 2030, the global 3D bio printing market will reach a staggering $150 Billion. This will be the beginning of the bio printing medical revolution as doctors will be able to print biocompatible teeth, bones, tissues and organs in collaboration with visualisation technology.

  • By 2035, we will be able to upgrade and engineer our senses with implantable technology. Signal detecting technology will enhance human’s’ senses, and neural implants that connect directly to the wearers central nervous system will create extra sensory experiences.

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