Medical Technology is the application of technology to the field of health care to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and medical conditions. It includes  wide range of devices, equipment, software and services that are designed to enhance the patient care and improve clinical outcomes.

Medical technology is thought to be owned by developing countries for a very long time. The high-quality medical equipment and devices are still developing by advanced nations.

Medical technology includes various types of devices such as imaging devices like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scans, X-rays, ultrasound machines and endoscopes; therapeutic devices such as pacemakers, artificial joints, hearing aids and diagnostic devices such as blood glucose meters, pregnancy tests, imaging systems, advanced wound care devices. 

This technology also includes healthcare software and services which provides clinical decision support, electronic health records, telemedicine and other applications that help healthcare professionals to deliver more efficient and effective care to the patients.

There are latest development in medical technology in India which are futuristic and paving a way for self -sustenance. Some of the latest technologies are Robotics Surgery, artificial intelligence in  Health care, telemedicine, 3D Printing and innovation wound care devices.

Latest Developments in Technology are:

  • Virtual Reality
    It is increasingly used to treat and manage a wide range of psychological illness and conditions, stress, anxiety, dementia, autism, etc. It is not only managing the mental health conditions but also being used for effective pain management by changing patient thoughts and perception through pain.
  • Neurotechnology
    It is being used in brain imaging by recording magnetic field produced by electrical activity within the brain, neurostimulation, stimulating brain and nervous system to influence brain activity.
  • Artificial Intelligence
    It is the most exciting technology changing the health care landscape since 2022. It is becoming more effective by detecting diseases early and confirming with an accurate diagnosis. They are mostly used in illness detection, drug development, patient monitoring and self-care.
  • 3D Printing
    3D Printer have been one of the exciting technology used to create implants and even joints with digital functionalbilities enabling them to match exact measurement. It has been in India almost for 30 years now.
  • Telemedicine
    Telemedicine have become increasingly in demand since covid-19 in 2020. It is to remote clinical services. It offers great comfort and convenience for patients and can also be cheaper, also beneficial for people who are geographically isolated. Some telemedicines such as Medlife, Practo Pharmeasy, Netmeds, 1MG etc has flourished in India at rapid rate since pandemics time.

The advancement of medical technology have revolutionized in  diagnostics,leading to improve patient care and health outcomes, From mRNA Technology and telehealth to CRISPR and nano medicine, AI to Telemedicine, each medical technology brings unique capabilities and benefits to field.