2. Computer-Assisted Sedation
Were you aware that a large chunk of the cost of most anesthesia-required tests and operations goes to the anesthesiologist? That was until computer-assisted sedation was introduced. The device will literally knock you off your feet in 2014, no anesthesia or professional anesthesiologist required so costs will drastically drop.
3. Bionic Eyes
No it’s not a super power! The tiny, bionic camera will sit in a patient’s glasses. This device works by capturing images via electrical pulses and transmitting them wirelessly by antenna to a retinal implant, through the optic nerves in the brain and into images you see. The bionic eye virtually replaces a damaged retina, perfecting poor image definition and color, and restoring vision for those with macular degeneration.
4. Engineered Genes
Literally a new, experimental gene machine is almost ready to re-engineer genes in order to fight diseases such as leukemia, breast and blood cancers without the use of chemo or radiation. The therapy will virtually do away with the need for surgery to replace cancerous tumors in early stage cancer patients.
5. Personal Health Tracking Devices
We already know that the tech tread this year is set to be wearable devices, like Google glass. Likewise, in the health realm, personal, wearable devices that track aspects of our health will be all the rage. I mean, wouldn’t you love to strap on a gadget that was able to track your heart rhythm and forward any concerns to your doctor. You think that’s neat…how about a wristband that analyzes your food and breaks down the nutrients you’re eating, and sends that info to your smartphone, but of course!