Medical technology is defined as the application of scientific principles to develop solutions to problems regarding health, prevent or delay the onset of disease, and promote the overall health of humans. Medical technology is used to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor symptoms and diseases. This includes the production of drugs and medications, and the use of x-rays, MRIs, and ultrasounds which are tools used to look in the body for ailments. Ventilators are another type of medical technology, and are used to assist people in breathing. Medical technology can also include the equipment invented and used specifically for medical practices, from stethoscopes to scalpels.
- Existential risk research analyzes risks that could lead to human extinction or civilizational collapse, and looks for ways to build resilience against them.
- The ancient Sumerians used a potter’s wheel and may have invented it.
- As an alternative, the conference will be held virtually by video conference where available to participants who may be affected by travel restrictions at the time of the conference.
- Initially, technology was seen as an extension of the human organism that replicated or amplified bodily and mental faculties.
- Technology has revolutionized society in countless ways; technology allowed early humans to grow