Computers and Medicine
Ever since the first modern computer was built, it was destined to be used in the medical field, and as computers advanced over time, so did medical technology. Computers are used in medicine by doing a number of important tasks, like keeping patients alive via dialysis or by tracking a diabetes patient's blood sugar levels with a glucose meter. They help keep surgery patients alive while tracking their pulse rate and overall status. If the computer hadn't been invented, modern medicine would be much different than it is today.
The Future of Computers and Medicine
In 2007, researchers from the University of Florida started developing microchips that would be implanted into a human brain to intercept brainwaves and stimulate neurons in hopes of preventing epileptic seizures or to help those who have lost limbs to control artificial ones with only their thoughts. None of this would be even remotely possible without computers. In fact, it might not have even been dreamt of. And these three major computer/medicine interactions are only scratching the surface. There are many other things that would be greatly affected without computers, and as a result, humanity would have many more illnesses running wild.