The medical cyborg concept.

Eleni Papakonstantinou, Thanasis Mitsis, Konstantina Dragoumani, Flora Bacopoulou, Vasilis Megalooikonomou, George P Chrousos, Dimitrios Vlachakis


Medical technology has made significant advances in the 21st century and, at present, medicine  makes use of information technology, telecommunications, and state-of-the-art engineering to provide the best possible healthcare services. Electronic sensors provide health practitioners with the ability to constantly monitor their patients’ health, to streamlines a number of medical processes, and to increase patients' access to health services. Mobile phones also empower patients and play a major role in their health's monitoring. The use of cybernetics technology can now help patients overcome even serious disabilities, enabling many disabled patients to live their lives similarly to their non-disabled fellow men through the use of artificial organs and implants. All these advances have paved the way for a more personalized type of healthcare that provides individualized solutions to each patient. Once a number of hurdles are overcome, medical technology will bring forth a new era of more precise and enabling medicine.  


medical technology; electronic health records; artificial intelligence; cybernetics; personalized medicine

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