As some of you know, we here at Bit Rebels believe that 3D printing is the next big leap in technology. Not only will it present new lifestyles and change the way we shop both online and offline, but it will also change how we keep ourselves healthy and in good condition. The technology today allows us to print pretty much anything down to around 40 microns and up to 14 simultaneous materials. Whatever you can think of, you can now scan and print it to make your production line a whole lot more efficient. But that is not where it all ends. 3D printing technology is not just limited to the gear and gadgets around us. It has a significant impact on the medical field as well.
Imagine for a second that you are suffering from some kind of liver illness that reduces your liver function to 10%. In order to recuperate, you would need a liver transplant or another fix that increases your liver’s function. In the future, that could be entirely possible thanks to 3D printing. As a matter of fact, scientists and engineers all say that it won’t be long before we can print custom made full organs to replace the non-functioning ones.
That is a huge leap for patients who are in dire need of an organ donor but can’t seem to find one. When this technology will be available is of course hard to say, but the leaps within this field send a clear message that it won’t be long before we start to see real medical implementations of this highly effective technology. So how does it work? What is it that makes bioprinting a possibility?
Thanks to PrinterInks, we have been allowed into the intricate process of printing organs and tissue, cell by cell. This infographic called Printing The Human Body: How It Works And Where It’s Headed takes us on a journey of where things are heading in the future. It will allow you to delve deeper into this inspiring technology that will no doubt have a huge impact on the medical condition of the human race.
So next time you are in an accident (which hopefully never happens), and you find yourself with a nasty cut or bruise, know that in the future that could all be fixed by bioprinting tissue to replace the damaged tissue in order for it to heal faster and make the wound seamlessly blend in with the rest of your skin. As if 3D printing technology wasn’t cool enough when it comes to products and online services, here is yet another example of the incredible impact 3D printing will have on our lifestyle, and how we solve even the most fatal problems. It’s an exciting time ahead, and I am going to keep a dedicated eye on where all of this is heading.
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