There is a timeless saying that states that health is wealth. With all honesty and sincerity, not too many statements can be as true as this. We all value our lives and well-being and most of us will do anything to protect that. In his ingenuity, man has been able to make a very clever and sensible use of the findings of science and technology to improve his own health and prolong life. This is the 21st century and these technological applications are becoming the mainstay in the medical world.
The various applications of technology in the medical field have brought numerous benefits and advantages that cannot be exhausted unless discussed in details. As of today, robots have also become part and parcel of the medical world. They have also been found to be very useful in various instances. At this point, it becomes imperative to discuss some of these uses. One of the most widespread of these is what is called telemedicine, or telemed for short. In telemedicine, the whole concept is all about the transmission and transfer of medical skills and advice over a communication medium, which is usually done via the Internet. For instance, a surgeon in a clinic in New York can direct an operation procedure like a laparoscopy for junior colleagues in Osaka, Japan by using video- conferencing over a 4G wireless Internet connection. In some other cases of telemedicine, a surgeon can be performing surgery on a patient at a remote by using a robot, which carries out the actual task of operation.
In another case, one that is different from telemedicine, robots have also been found to be quite useful, although this is still in the operating room. Vascular surgeons have been known to make use of microscopic robots to help in opening up cholesterol-clogged arteries.