The hottest medical trend in 2029 from the perspec

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From the perspective of electronic products, medical trends in 2029

medical electronic products have made considerable progress in the past 30 years. Reviewing the inventions of implantable defibrillator in 1980, vascular repair in 1982 and coronary artery stent in the mid-1990s, we can see that science and technology has greatly promoted the invention of medical devices, enabling medical professionals to continuously improve the accuracy and certainty of treatment (Figure 1)

the pace of innovation has been rapid in the past 30 years, and will be more rapid in the next 20 years. This article only describes several potential aspects of medical electronic products

use technology to predict the future

the best way to see the future medical trend is to understand the current innovation situation. Many technologies that will become the standard of care in 2029 have been introduced into the medical community. During the clinical trial period, the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), medical research grants and other factors will enable these innovative development of high-purity rare earth separation technology to be widely adopted and implemented all over the world

Figure 1 Semiconductor technology innovation has led to industrial change. There will be some significant changes in personalized medicine, implantable devices and optical technology. However, in order to effectively deploy and manage the wireless devices in these medical solutions, we must focus on the interactive network size, the amount of data transmitted, the overall device size and the required transmission range

the criticality of the purpose of the solution is an important factor to avoid interference. Although Wi Fi or wireless local area network (WLAN), Bluetooth? And Bluetooth, but its arduous low-power technology, such as the wireless interface itself can be used for large-scale network implementation, and this low-power technology can improve many components used in the original Bluetooth technology. However, the range and number of interference in the device operating environment will make this kind of interface unable to be used in some applications

therefore, many implantable devices and important nursing devices need proprietary solutions to provide better control and understanding of electromagnetic interference (EMI), sensitivity, range and other requirements. At present, continua alliance chooses Bluetooth as the platform for wireless solutions

personalized medicine

today's society has a "disease care" system, but there is no health care system. In the next 15 to 20 years, technological innovation will transfer more investment in health care, early detection and prevention to consumers

in the next 20 years, the vast majority of the world's population will be able to use diagnostic devices with imaging and non imaging functions to detect their own health status. For example, gastric pacemaker can be implanted into the human body to treat obesity, alcoholism and other problems. Digital band aids can be used to monitor wound conditions and feed back signs of infection. The high-performance sensor built in the toilet can continuously measure the number of bacteria in the stool and urine, and warn the occurrence of infection and other diseases. These are just a few of them

can be used as a powerful platform to provide timely feedback to individuals and their health care service personnel according to predetermined parameters. In the next 20 years, patients with diabetes may be able to warn patients and doctors of the occurrence of diabetes shock in advance before they have actual symptoms. At present, hundreds of different applications can enable patients to monitor their health status and take self-care through medical technology

data integrity and access, as well as system flexibility and mobility, are important factors in most patient care systems. Through Ethernet or wireless interfaces, the hospital can network all the equipment in the hospital and patients' homes. Today's interface allows doctors to use the internal network of the hospital or the patient's home safety system or the wireless sensor worn by the patient from the remote connection. This whole system uses Ethernet or medical call center to continuously monitor the patient's home situation. Bluetooth and ZigBee? And other wireless interfaces can also play a role. In addition to power consumption, data rate and range are the other two key points that must be considered when selecting wireless interface

The high frequency range of

2.4 GHz provides global coverage, and provides high-speed data rates and load cycles for many channels. However, low frequencies can increase the signal range. For multi-channel whole-body monitoring, the range can be limited to fixed positions, and the data rate can be increased to the maximum. When monitoring multiple sensors, range is more important than data rate. Ultimately, the choice of solutions must meet the needs of system power consumption and data transmission

implantable mechanical devices

in the next 20 years, all implantable devices will use electronic devices to provide non-invasive evaluation. For example, today's cardiac surgery stents can only be used to dredge arteries. In the future, the stents will be equipped with sensors using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology on their walls. As long as the sensor rod is swept through the patient's chest, the feedback of vascular status can be obtained wirelessly

the artificial disk containing the sensor will be implanted into the patient's hip, spine or knee joint (Figure 2), so as to monitor the force on this part in a non-invasive way and judge whether the implant device works normally. If the force is too large, or the implant device does not work normally, the sensor will warn the patient and health care service personnel in advance, so as to facilitate immediate adjustment

Figure 2 Electronic devices in the human body

today's high-performance sensors are not widely used in medical devices, because the protein and immune system in the body will attack these devices, making these sensors unable to play a long-term role. In the next 20 years, cell biology will be used to prevent the human body from treating sensors as foreign bodies. For all implantable devices, biomaterial compatible devices will become crucial

optical technology

soon, optical related technology will allow medical professionals to observe the chemical changes of human tissue. After presenting human tissue with certain absorption and reflection properties, doctors will be able to quickly and easily distinguish normal tissue from precancerous tissue in a non-invasive manner. This technique is especially suitable for observing the critical conditions of esophagus, skin and mouth

spectroscopy will be widely used in the early detection of rectal polyps in the next 20 years. The rectal optical probe will be inserted into the patient to determine whether there is rectal polyp and whether colonoscopy is required

colonoscopy is performed more than 100million times a year, and this technology will eventually reduce the number of unnecessary medical steps for patients, thereby reducing the cost of health care. At the same time, the non-invasive nature of the probe will help patients who are unwilling to undergo colonoscopy to carry out preventive screening to ensure their health

another future optical technology will use long light waves to make medical images of subcutaneous tissue. This technique will be used for vascular examination before controlling the vein in laparoscopic surgery to distinguish nerves and vessels. All these technologies will use electronic devices, as well as photoelectric devices such as lasers and LEDs

stem cell therapy

talking about the trend of future medical treatment, we must not ignore the stem cell therapy that will be widely used in the next 20 years. In the scientific community, it has been gradually understood how to convert stem cells into cell types with different functions. The cultivation and separation of stem cells require a variety of devices, among which the biochemical reactor using electronic devices can create a suitable environment to distinguish the types of cells, and place the cells in the desired location

electronic devices also play a key role in distinguishing available types of cells. Innovative technologies will be used to deliver cells back to patients. Biomaterials will play an important role in the process of repairing and regenerating cells

the prospect is bright

the development of innovation is difficult to predict. The medical trend in the next 20 years may be different from today's prediction, and it is likely to evolve more advanced. Therefore, the innovative technology that has not appeared at present may become the standard of nursing after another 10 years of development

the field of medical technology is quite large, so we have a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical properties of materials, and the opportunities are infinite. Although many innovative technologies are carried out in the United States today, the global cooperation between Western Europe, Russia, Israel, China and India is promoting the realization of these future trends. The future is promising, and Ti hopes to do its part in the evolution of medical care

ti's extensive analog and embedded processing solutions have both high quality and reliability, and have been investing in the medical electronic device market for many years, and have occupied a leading position in the market. Therefore, it can definitely assist medical device manufacturers to continuously improve the quality of products

about the author: Doug rasor, the outgoing vice president of Texas Instruments emerging medical applications, and Mir Imran, founder and President of incube, Inc. Doug rasor has more than 27 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, and retired as the vice president of emerging medical applications at Ti in early 2009. At that time, he was responsible for establishing relations with universities, venture capital investors and medical device innovation and development companies. The internal characteristics of nanoparticles are mainly reflected in the following aspects: increased reactivity, high catalytic performance, decreased melting point, increased resistance, magnetic enhancement, strong light absorption performance Strong light emission performance, good photoelectric performance, equal emphasis on hardness and plasticity, and high specific heat, high thermal expansion and high dispersion. Before becoming Vice President, Doug ran a company responsible for exploring, expanding and planning opportunities for Ti to enter emerging high growth markets. Other experiences include several field sales and marketing work in business units. Doug has a degree in systems engineering from Wright State University and studied at the Institute of information engineering

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