From Intelligent First Aid Kits to Precise Robotic Surgeons

By: Joey Haar - Jul 18, 2016
Considering that, for millennia, medicine consisted of eating roots and leaves and hoping for the best, even the first aid kit in the average household's medicine cabinet is a wondrous thing. But modern medicine has extended far beyond even that simple first aid kit -- although the intelligent first aid kit listed here has still deigned to improve that common piece of equipment.

Through advances in computing power, robotics, and 3D printing, medical professionals have taken advantage of technological leaps forward in other industries. And, conversely, many tech evangelists who insist that their developments can contribute to the betterment of humanity look for medical applications for their products. This all makes sense, even on a prehistoric scale: if early humans invented tools (read: technology) to improve their ability to survive, so does modern medical technology help modern humans.