If you haven’t heard, 3-D printers have quickly become one of the hottest technologies on the market. These printers can be used to create implants and even joints to be used during surgery. 3-D-printed prosthetics are increasingly popular as they are entirely able to match an individual’s measurements down to the millimeter. The allows for unprecedently levels of comfort and mobility.

The use of printers can create both long lasting and soluble items. For example, 3-D printing can be used to ‘print’ pills that contain multiple drugs, which will help patients with the organization, timing and monitoring of multiple medications. This is a true example of technology and medicine working together.