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Thursday, December 8, 2022

A New Day and Age

The world is not about finding a solution and being content with it, but it’s a lot about making progressive steps every day. As a result of it, we always see ourselves in motion, aiming for that next big thing, which will change our lives for the better. This, as you can guess, played an important role in upgrading technology to a point where it’s hard for us to imagine a world without it. Yes, it can be argued that with every new breakthrough we are further increasing our dependency on technology, but considering what all it can bring to the table, it will be unwise to not make the most of it. Especially, in certain areas, technology has established itself as such an important tool that not building upon it could stagnate growth of the entire area. To understand it better, we can look at a place like medical sector that has gone through a complete transformation since technology came into the picture. Only because of technology do we have a wider than ever before assortment of treatments that treat diseases which were once by and large considered to be incurable. Nevertheless, this association between healthcare and modern technology doesn’t just strive to find treatments for deadly diseases. Instead, it also devotes a lot of attention to making subtle improvements in key spheres that can end up having a positive impact. A reference to this point is conveyed by Duke University’s latest discovery.

Researchers at Duke University have recently introduced the world to robotic eye scanner that is designed to gauge several eye-related problems including glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. The scanner, touted to be much quicker and more agile than the existing setup, is made up of numerous 3D cameras that do the work of tracking patient’s location. While the current setup requires patients to rest their head and chin on a platform to avoid movement, robotic eye scanner only asks them to stand in front of the robot as its arm, where all the scanning hardware is located, scans the eye within a minute.

As efficient as it is, the current OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) method that is used for a similar purpose doesn’t quite offer the nimbleness of a robotic eye scanner. Furthermore, the latter becomes an even more important creation in a world where Covid 19 has made people evasive about physical contact.

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