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Can technology help save lives and improve quality of life?

Today, technology goes far beyond smartphones and vehicles. Medicine and surgery have experienced many astounding improvements during the past decade. New innovations have advanced healthcare systems and diagnosis well beyond imagination, helping doctors catch and treat diseases, efficiently and effectively, more than ever.


Digital technology has the potential to assist and turn unsustainable healthcare systems into sustainable ones, as well as to equalize the interaction between medical staff and patients, by leaning towards simpler, quicker, and more effective illness remedies.


Thanks to the latest technological advancements, new and improved inventions and practices have boosted the efficacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare systems. In the context of surgical innovation, the medical industry is constantly evolving. Nowadays, doctors are shifting towards robotic surgery when conducting their practices and techniques. Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques.


The rise of robotic surgery has enabled surgeons to perform procedures with minimal scarring and quicker recovery time – therefore leading to higher success rates. These innovations aid complicated surgeries and alleviates time and financial pressures placed on healthcare systems. A successful application of robotic surgery is the da Vinci Surgical System, that allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgeries through a console.


Another innovative creation are prosthetics, used to restore the normal function of a missing body part, which may be lost through trauma, disease or birth defects. Prosthetics allow the replacement of an eye, a limb, or tooth for functional or cosmetic purposes – or even both. This has allowed people, that once had difficulties performing day to day activities, to once again have the another chance in experiencing a better quality of life.