New-age tech solutions to help you smile through ailments

October 12, 2020

 Nobody likes to fall ill, let alone suffer from a long-term ailment or impairment. But, while we might do our best to live a healthy life, setbacks do occur sometimes, and we are faced with a diagnosis we don’t want to live with. Except that we have no choice. 

However, unlike the olden days when technology wasn’t as advanced as today, medical tests and solutions are now state-of-the-art and precise, giving you both, a better diagnosis and a more comfortable solution to manage your problem. 

  1. Detailed hearing assessments 

Gone are the days of big, unsightly, and extremely prominent hearing aids. Now, not only do you have sleeker and more discreet hearing aids that amplify your hearing without being too visible, but even the hearing test itself is not standard for everyone. Depending on the extent of your hearing loss and other factors such as previous ear infections, family history etc, diagnostic hearing evaluations can either be simple screenings or more detailed assessments. 

  1. Vision 2020

Eye tests have been around for years, but modern equipment makes the process less daunting and more specific, with distinct machines for different types of eye tests. 

Now, there are also many more options available for a clearer vision with minimal inconvenience. If you’re not a fan of wearing glasses or keep losing them, you can opt for lenses. And if you have the money, you don’t even have to bother with lenses as laser eye surgeries are becoming increasingly popular.

  1. 3D and 4D ultrasound baby scans and tests

Expecting a baby is very exciting; however, it can also be stressful if there are associated complications with your baby’s development. While regular scans do detect problems and abnormalities, new-age 3D and 4D scans can provide more information on the abnormality, which can help the doctors and parents make important decisions and plan treatments accordingly. 

  1. Laser surgeries

Major surgeries can now be done through laser technology, which besides being more accurate and a lot safer, also reduces the need for a big operation, stitches and post-operative care. The incision and pain are minimal too. The entire process is so much more convenient both for the patient and the surgeon. 

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  1. Smartphone apps and Artificial Intelligence

Smartphones are an integral part of our lives nowadays and their presence is being felt in the medical world as well. Apps that can help monitor your health, heart rate, sugar levels etc, are becoming increasingly popular and useful. One can now keep a constant check on their own health and be alerted when things go wrong. Hearing aid users can also monitor their hearing aid battery and control their devices’ volume through apps on their phones. 

  1. Cord stem cell preservation 

Cord stem cell banking or cord stem cell preservation is the latest in the world of pregnancy. It involves collecting blood from the umbilical cord and placenta immediately after birth, and preserving it for possible future use as cord blood contains life-saving cells that can help repair tissues and organs and treat several diseases. 

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