Medical Technology

Part of the FaceSA Project is to promote the awareness of global emerging medical technology.

3D-Printing:
World’s first 3D printed facial prosthesisvia anaplastologist

3D Bio-Printing:
Bioprinting uses a 3D printing process to create synthetic human tissue. One day it could therefore be used to print replacement human organs. This video by Christopher Barnatt explores future medical and cosmetic bioprinting applications.
For more information, please see http://explainingthefuture.com/bioprinting.html

The ePatient Revolution:
Dave deBronkart, better known as “e-Patient Dave” (@epatientdave), was diagnosed in January 2007 with kidney cancer at a very late stage. Odds were stacked against him, with tumors in both lungs, several bones, and muscle tissue. He received great treatment: extensive surgery and biologic therapy helped him win the battle over his cancer. His last treatment was July 23, 2007, and by September it was clear he’d beaten the disease. Dave is now actively engaged in opening health care information directly to patients on an unprecedented level, thus creating a new dynamic in how information is delivered, accessed and used by the patient.

The most effective online tools for the empowered ePatient:
by Michael A. Weiss, #ePatient & #hcldr

Google Glass:
This is an amazing invention by Google and it’s called the Google Glass! Watch the future potential applications.

Multi-disciplinary & Inter-disciplinary collaborating:
The Craniofacial Team at UMMC, USA:
“Children born with craniofacial anomalies, deformities involving the growth of head and face bones, are not alone as they face the future. They have the support of the pediatric craniofacial specialists at Batson Children’s Hospital on their side.

Children’s Healthcare of Mississippi’s experts from 20-plus subspecialties come together to provide compassionate and comprehensive care for these young patients who often have multiple health problems related to their congenital irregularities, which can vary from mild to severe. More than 300 patients usually seek help from the pediatric craniofacial program each year with treatment needs ranging from minor to extremely complex.

Specialty areas include plastic surgery, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, dentistry, orthodontics, speech pathology, audiology, genetics, psychology, social work, pediatrics, nursing, radiology, anesthesiology, feeding therapy and nutrition.

A care coordinator works with the multidisciplinary team to ensure that patients (children, adolescents or young adults) receive all the necessary medical, physical and psychosocial attention they require. Surgery schedules are arranged to put the child under as little stress as possible.”

Health I.T & Digital Health:
Use of Social Media platforms in Healthcare:

What is Digital Health? 

Robotic Surgery:

Facial Transplants:
This is an interesting documentary on facial transplant surgery, performed by a mult-disciplinary / craniofacial medical team.

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