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  • An in-depth look at modern technology and its effects on our physical and mental health.
  • Technology and health Technology’s main purpose is to implement our scientific knowledge to increase abilities and performance This has led to technology continually taking leaps forward to help us medically and educationally These leaps currently give us the biggest advantage in history to be healthier and smarter.
  • The Internet Biggest technological innovation to date, allowing anyone to connect to an infinite source of knowledge The digital revolution has made the internet a household staple in many world cultures. Benefits from popularity, allowing people to communicate and filter current knowledge.
  • The Internet (cont) The internet benefits both our mind and bodies by simply supplying a knowledge resource. People used to depend on libraries / books to learn something they were curious about, which now takes minutes. As nutritional and exercise science advance, knowledge and guides on the internet can give definitive knowledge to increase health
  • The Internet (cont) The internet is open for anyone and is mostly opinion based With anyone uploading anything they want, there is nothing filtering information for accuracy. This makes it the responsibility of the user to find sources they can trust in order to learn quality information.
  • Bioprinting 3d printing was founded by Charles Hull in 1984 with his company 3D Systems 1 While they become cheaper to produce, their popularity is at an all time high and looking to become a mainstream device2 Decades of advancement has led to the next major step forward in medical technology: printing organs into a human being
  • Bioprinting (cont) In 2009 Oraganovo developed a “Bioprinter” which uses all of the current 3d printing technology to print organs using human tissue3 The end goal is the ability to print organs needed for transplants, with smaller surgeries printing the required tissue directly into the patient Currently the organs are being used by pharmaceutical companies to test their products on humans without risking the safety of living people4
  • Bioprinting (cont) These artificially created organs, if implemented correctly, will save millions of lives from overcrowded transplant waiting lists The main ethical concern is allowing anyone to design their own organs, and accepting modified organs as “natural” Can eventually replace high level surgeons with machines to perform complex surgery faster and more accurately
  • Project Glass Developed by Google, first displayed to the public in Febuary 2012 Also reffered to as “Augmented Reality Glasses”, the glasses display digital information such as reminders and weather updates5 The glasses have the potential to calculate distances, measurements, and solve problems instantly
  • Project Glass (cont) Could be used help visually impaired people make out important things in front of them, as well as guide and teach the mentally challenged. They could as be implemented professionally, helping surgeons and engineers dotheir jobs faster and with improved accuracy
  • External Links: TED Talk: Bioprinting a human kidneyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RMx31GnNXY Google’s futuristic view of project glass:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6W4CCU9M4
  • References 1 P Reynolds, (2012, May 8). The History of 3D Printing http://www.squidoo.com/3d-printing-jewellery 2 C Davies, (2011, December 22). 3D printing: Another dimension to the design process. Retrieved from: http://www.manufacturingdigital.com/people_skills/3d-printing-another- dimension-to-the-design-process 3 A Saenz, (2009, December 3). Organovo has its first commercial 3D Bioprinter. Retrieved from: http://singularityhub.com/2009/12/03/organovo- has-its-first-commercial-3d-bioprinter/ 4 R King, (2012, January 09). Bioprinting: the 3D future of organ transplants. Retrieved from: http://www.businessweek.com/technology/bioprinting-the- 3d-future-of-organ-transplants-01092012.html 5 J Rivington, (2012, july 26). Project Glass: What you need to know. Retrieved from: http://www.techradar.com/news/video/project-glass-what-you-need-to- know-1078114