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Future of Fiber Optics in Enhancing Digital Healthcare

Research article on Fiber Optics Technology


Medical fiber optics are chemically inert, sterile, flexible, and non-toxic to the body. In addition, they can be sterilized using the same techniques as other medical instruments and are minimally invasive during procedures.Although fiber optic technology got its start in endoscopic imaging, where it obsoleted many types of invasive surgery, it is now a critical component of many types of medical instruments.

Fiber optic technology allows surgeons to repair organs, diagnose joint problems, and remove diseased tissues, leaving the patient with a shorter recovery time than more invasive surgical methods.

How Are Medical Fiber Optics Used Today?

Fiber optics have contributed to many recent trends in the healthcare industry. Minimally invasive surgery, the increased use of disposable probes and catheters, and the automation of medical procedures all show their influence.The ability to precisely control and view tools inside the body in real time has caused an increase in robotics-assisted procedures and miniaturization of surgical tools. New types of sensors compatible with imaging equipment guide instruments in their work and contribute to the ongoing success of MRI, CT, and PET scans.

How Might Medical Fiber Optics Be Improved?

A 2020 survey of methods for simulating touch through robotics describes approaching tactile robotics by simulating what happens in human skin. The difficult part of emulating human touch, according to the survey, is that humans experience in stages the stimuli we understand as touch. Enabling a medical fiber optics equipped robot to process texture, force, and position the way the human brain does is a complex computational problem.

How Will The Medical Fiber Optics Market Grow?

The medical fiber optic industry is expected to be more than a $1 billion industry by 2024. Although estimates vary slightly, market reports agree that the 2020s are going to be a time of major growth for the industry. According to a recent global market research report, the medical fiber optics industry should see between 8 and 9 percent growth every year through 2026. The report credits this meteoric rise with increased awareness of minimally invasive surgery, which has in turn prompted the adoption of technologies dependent on medical fiber optics.


Fiber Optics technology is being used to support a range of digital healthcare applications, including remote patient monitoring, patient portals, and electronic health records. These applications are helping to improve the quality of care that patients receive, while also reducing the cost and complexity of healthcare delivery.


With Best Regards

Mohammad Sahil


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