Technology today is giving people the opportunity to stay home when “visiting” the doctor. In rural areas these days, doctors are conducting video office visits, via MDLiveCare and other such companies.
Then there is the iKnife. Created by Imperial College’s Dr. Zoltan Takats this uses heat to make incisions during surgery which then seals the wound, rendering substantially less blood loss. The iKnife can also detect chemicals in the smoke from the singed tissue and can tell the surgeon in real time if the tissue is malignant.
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