Technology and Health

Today’s generation of technology – smart phones, tablets, advanced operating systems and such like-impacts our lives every day. From the moment we wake up in the morning to have a single serve brewed coffee in seconds, to the moment one goes to bed and reads a book on an E-reader. Technology is everywhere and it’s evolving daily to make life simple.

As a people watcher observing people’s daily routines, I can say that gadgets play a big role. Students use their laptop computers more than writing down notes in notebooks. Children and toddlers are exposed and kept amused by games downloaded onto tablets and phones. Seniors are learning and updating to the lifestyle technology gives us.

There are advantages to technology for our lifestyles. The medic al alert buttons and sensors are useful in emergencies. Paramedics can directly link to one’s health information to render urgent care.   The On Star buttons installed in vehicles can request and receive direct help while the GPS directs us to our destinations in unfamiliar places.

Medical and dental technologies have come a long way. Anyone remember the belt driven foot treadle drill? They are meant to be more efficient, accurate and comfortable for patients. Digital x-rays and the numerous other diagnostic imaging methods, laser cavity detectors, hot and cold lasers for treatment, bonding, bonded porcelain for smile makeovers, whitening, titanium implant supported teeth, artificial joints and prostheses to name a few.

The coupling of computers, radio (Wi-Fi) and the internet has opened up possibilities undreamt of in years past. No matter what field you’re in, technology offers blessings.    Coins being two sided, blessings also have curses. Thus, it’s important that we use our technologies intelligently. The boon to our health and well being is incalculable!

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