Why Is Technology Important In Medicine

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Technology is necessary in medicine. The legacy of technology in the medical field is simple: more lives are saved with better methods. As professor Ralph Merle of Communications college of arts and sciences says “ If we can reduce the cost and improve the quality of medical technology through advances in nanotechnology, we can more widely address the medical conditions that are prevalent and reduce the level of human suffering.” However, many people believe that technology is bad for our health including the eyes. The problem with this belief is that it has caused a misunderstanding in the benefits of technology as there is a potential to improve eyesight using them. On the article “UR Technology to Enhance Eyesight Approved by FDA” by the…show more content…
According to the article “Wilson Greatbatch: Inventor of the Implantable cardiac pacemaker” by Marcus Williamson, from the Independent News(www.independent.co.uk), “working on a heart-rhythm recorder (heart-monitoring device that records your heart rhythm continuously for up to three years), he (Wilson Greatbatch) mistakenly added an electric component, so that the device produces electrical pulses instead of simply recording them.” Greatbatch soon realized that he had found a way to electrically stimulate and simulate a heartbeat. Before this cardiac pacemakers were big and unable to be implanted. Before this, cardiac pacemakers were big and unable to be implanted. Although some people may think these pacemakers can cause immediate damage to the body as the Medtronic Public Limited Company, a medical device company (http://www.medtronic.com/us-en/patients/treatments-therapies/pacemakers/benefits-risks.html) states “After receiving an implantable pacemaker system, you will have limitations with respect to magnetic and electromagnetic fields, electric or gas-powered appliances, and tools with which you are allowed to be in contact.” To counteract that I would say that in general no person should be around electromagnetic fields for an unnecessary amount, like Health Canada (https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/corporate/contact-us.html) states under the section Reduce Your Risk “Health Canada does not consider that any precautionary measures are needed regarding daily exposures to EMFs at ELFs. There is no conclusive evidence of any harm caused by exposures at levels found in Canadian homes and schools, including those located just outside the boundaries of power line corridors.” This means that this isn’t a major worry and is over exaggerated as this type of medical technology isn’t causing a huge hazard and is still helping a life. The same article “Wilson Greatbatch:
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