Nanomedicine First Aid Kit (N-FAK)
In societies where nanomedical systems are not available (or where they are but individuals choose not to use them) N-FAKs are a common feature in any household. There is great diversity in the design of N-FAKs though most share common features. Externally N-FAKs possess detachable multi-diagnostic arms capable of performing a wide variety of procedures from simple DNA sequencing to deep body imaging. Internally N-FAKs contain dozens of cartridges containing a wide variety of specialised medibots (with one large cartridge containing totipotent medibots capable of restocking the N-FAK, resources permitting).
When activated the arms wirelessly send their diagnosis to a medical expert system located in the N-FAK. This expert system quickly prescribes a treatment and extrudes an infuser/tube of cream/spray/inhaler/pill (whatever is most appropriate) containing a cocktail of medibots taken from the many cartridges. For simple treatments such as infections the cocktail is likely to hold antimicrobial/antiviral/antirobotical medibots whereas emergency infusions would possess mostly vital-organ preservative as well as regenerative medibots.
N-FAKs can, when required or ordered, extend six telescopic legs and autonomously locate and treat wounded people. Care must be taken to ensure that home N-FAKs are installed with the latest biophysical profiles of all current Terragen clades and phyles it is likely to encounter. Many embarrassing accidents have occurred when a home N-FAK has jumped to the rescue of a heavily tweaked guest.
- Medical Nano - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Nanomedicine; the use of nanotechnology for medical purposes. One of the most important early applications of nano.
- Medicine - Text by M. Alan Kazlev from original write-up by Robert J. Hall
Treatment or prevention of diseases, injuries, and physical disorders in organic beings. Includes study of anatomy and physiology, diagnosis of the illness, use of medical bionano and hylonano, pharmaceuticals, invasive and non-invasive surgical techniques, holistic healing, xenomedicine, virtual medicine, and historical medicine.
- Nanomedical System - Capabilities
- Nanomedical Systems (Nanosystems)
Text by Ryan B
Initially published on 16 October 2011.