Hey YouTube, Jim here! Welcome to Top10Archive! Throughout history, the field of medicine
has gone through major changes. There was once a time when pain management
was nothing more than a bottle of alcohol, but now we have pills and ointments to ease
discomfort. As the years continue to pass, we can expect
to see even greater improvements, like those listed in this Archive of the top ten futuristic
advances in medicine. Before we get started, help us out by hitting
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get notified every time we put out a new video! 10. Electronic Pills
Imagine a pill that not only administers your prescribed dose of medicine but then proceeds
to transmit data back to your caregiver. It’s a somewhat old concept that hasn’t
seen real-world application, but German-based Medimetrics has started the process of bringing
it to life with IntelliCap technology. Made up of a delivery pump, microcontroller,
and wireless communication, the IntelliCap will measure internal factors, transmit data
to an external device, and even use this information to better administer a proper dose. Later implementation of electronic pills may
help in the research of microbiota of the gut and how it relates to certain health conditions. 9. In Silico Clinical Trials
Clinical trials typically involve testing a treatment method on a group of selected
afflicted individuals or animals to better monitor side effects and efficiency. In silico trials will look to remove the human
and “living” factor from the equation, instead, using a microchip that can mimic
the human physiology. Current technology and understanding of human
biology don’t quite allow for simulated clinical trials, but continued research into the human
body will eventually make it possible for these microchips to be used in place of living
subjects. Mimicking individual organs and cells, these
small chips will ultimately reduce the cost and length of clinical trials. 8. Personalized Medicine
Today, when you receive a treatment or are screened for a specific illness, it’s generally
based off of data of the ailment rather than the person. Personalized medicine, which is based on molecular
diagnostics and an individual’s personal genetics, will look deeper into a patient’s
inner-workings to determine the absolute best treatment method. Maybe even more useful than that is the belief
that by understanding individual genetics, doctors will be able to determine the likelihood
of contracting an illness. 7. Medical Tricorder
It’s not uncommon for television shows to be ahead of their time, so don’t be too
perplexed when you hear that the Star Trek medical tricorder may soon be a real-life
gadget in your home. Just as in the series, the handheld tricorder
is being designed to scan a person to diagnose their state of health. The consumer-level device will measure vital
signs, including blood pressure and temperature, similar to early, direct-contact versions
known as the Scanadu Scout and CheckMe. Unlike the Scanadu and CheckMe devices, though,
the future Tricorder is meant to also fully scope out ailments for at-home diagnosis,
just as in the Trek universe. 6. Nanomedicine
The advent of nanotechnology is exciting across multiple fields, but its implementation in
medicine could change the name of the game forever. Nanomedicine, or the use of nanotechnology
for medicinal purposes, will use nanoshells and nanoparticles to either assist in drug
delivery to specific cells or aid in the treatment of cancer and other detrimental illnesses. The nanoparticle is believed to be small enough
to avoid detection by the immune system, giving it the chance to travel throughout the body
without being attacked and compromised. Additional applications in nanomedicine include
linking the nervous system to an external computer, tissue and wound repair, and cell
imaging. 5. Augmented Reality
Video gaming may have run with augmented reality, but the future of medicine will likely utilize
the technology in unique and helpful ways. AR has had minimal use in the field of medicine
with apps like EyeDecide, which helps patients better describe their symptoms, and AccuVein,
which cuts down on missed veins, but advancements are on the horizon. Software designed by Medsights Tech is a step
towards making surgeons more efficient in the operating room while HoloAnatomy, which
runs off of Microsoft’s HoloLens, creates anatomically accurate and interactive models
for medical research purposes. 4. Virtual Reality
Like augmented reality, virtual reality has found popularity in real world use but has
also begun creeping its way into the field of medicine. Believe it or not, the technology some considered
a short-lived gimmick was found to have a range of possible uses in the treatment of
pain and post-traumatic stress disorder and the assessment of brain damage and subsequent
rehabilitation. While not widely popular across all medical
fields, virtual reality may soon become a staple in surgical training, meditation, and
even in the treatment of phobias through exposure therapy. 3. 3D Printed Organs
3D printing isn’t a new technology, but the ability to print functional 3D human organs
is one that may be just on the horizon soon enough. During the 2015 Inside 3D Printing Conference,
researchers at Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University unveiled a printed outer
ear prototype built from hydrogel, silver nanoparticles, and cells that formed cartilage. While it may be unlikely – at least in our
lifetime – that a 3D printed, functional heart would be produced, regenerative medicine
researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina allegedly implanted
3D printed bone, ear, and muscle structure into a living animal, which then formed tissue
and blood vessels. 2. Organ Cloning
The days of wait-listed transplant patients could be a thing of the past if the science
behind organ cloning holds up. In 2014, researchers at the Oregon Health
and Science University successfully created stem cells from cells from adult human skin. The process involves creating embryos to siphon
stem cells from, which could then, with further research, be manipulated into the required
organ. While there is currently debate taking place
about the morality of using embryos for stem cell research, the ability to eradicate or
greatly diminish a list of over 110,000 wait-listed patients could be a reality. 1. Cryostasis
Companies like the American-based Cryonics Institute are hoping to offer terminally ill
patients the ability to survive until a time of more advanced medicine. By freezing the patient’s body, CI is halting
the “death process” and giving the afflicted the chance to wake up in a time when today’s
fatal diseases are as harmful as the common cold. Though it sounds like science fiction, CI
alleges to have over 1,600 members and, in 2014, a Pittsburg hospital executed the first
suspended animation trials, which involved replacing blood with a cold saline solution,
thus ceasing cellular activity.


  1. of all these,stem cells is actually in practice today to my knowledge and the results are mostly very very promising. Just listen to joe rogan and his experience with stem cells. Keep an open mind about it but religion is seriously hindering progress in medical science nowadays .

  2. #9 should solve all medical issues altogether. If we can simulate human body functionally enough, then like A.C. Clarke's Space Odyssey we can build a more robust body than the biological ones – to act as "vessels of our consciousness"

  3. Cryostasis is probably the one i'm most intrigued by… I wonder if it will actually work out in the end. Guess we'll never find out! xD

  4. I find it funny how lastnight I was talking about Cryostasis with my sister (who didn't believe me) then BAM this video comes out.

    IDR if you've done this video idea yet but what about a "Top 10 Rarest Deadly Diseases"

  5. You don't need stem cells anymore. We do not have IPS cells which are more efficient as they can self-replicate and have the same antigens as the individual the unipotent cell has come from.

  6. Doc: "Tricorder."
    Ensign Kim gives him a 'Tricorder, which is not the one the Emergency Medical Hologram needs.'.
    " Medical Tricorder!"
    And I will use the Nanotech to enhance my body, but only slightly. Mostly help get rid of some excess fat and make my brain go for fitness-living…. I currently lack motivation to do it enough on my own. lol

  7. I think freezing a human so they can come back yesrs later is not such a good idea. What if the people doing the freezing decide 2 take your and every1 elses vast amounts of cash, because we know this would be a rather expensive thing if you want 2 participate in, who would know if they took your cash and just buried you anyway, you certainly would have no clue. There is corruption even at the top rung of the society ladder, you hear about it all the time of huge companies being defrauded by their very own, so who can 100% guarantee you this won't happen. No 1. I certainly would not like 2 work hard all my life 2 save 4 this then some fat cat just comes along and takes it all. I would rather, when I was still in the land of the living share out my hard earned cash 2 my loved ones and still be around 2 see them enjoy it.

  8. You forgot to mention that we are on track to have Ghost in the Shell level advancements in prosthetics and brain mapping by the 2029 setting of the original anime.

  9. a lot of people say they would never do any of these things before dying but I guarantee you they're young enough not to think about dying it now if they were on their deathbed maybe they would consider one of these options to live forever and when you're on your deathbed the majority of people will do anything to live

  10. 🌟Yes, I would love to be able to freeze my body! But, alas, I can not afford it! You would have to have some way of paying for the monthly costs, and up keep, of your frozen corpse…If I had a ton of 💰💵, this would be something I'd deffinatly do!✨😁

  11. Top10Archive how could you have left out recent research into Nad+ it's super cool. They've tested it on mice and it makes them biologically younger, an old mouse after just a few weeks of ingesting this chemical/hormone (not sure which) basically reverted back to its early maturity. Look it up it'll blow your mind. I think I heard human trials are starting in a matter for like 8-9months

  12. you guys have 1M subs. Why do you only have 78 comments on this vid (79 now that I am cmmenting). Just wondering, are any of your subs fake?

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