Because of technology, it is possible to test an individual easily and accurately for drug and alcohol use by means of urine drug testing kits, breathalyzers, and other forensic drug testing kits to mention a few while other technologies are invented for different purposes in various fields of studies.

What is Technology?

Everyone has their own interpretation, understanding, and opinion on what technology is. One thing is for sure though, technology is used for us to spread out and prolong our capabilities and skills to complete numerous and different tasks and even solve problems effortlessly, precisely, and with less time to waste. Technology is and will always advance, progress, and develop since our necessities and demands also calls for it to change. There are different types of technologies for our diverse needs, demands, and tasks.

Types of Technology

Construction Technology and Management plays an important role to many, especially for civil engineers. This kind of technology allows them to plan and design structures such as bridges and buildings in computers using certain software and be able to use innovative approaches, tools, and equipment for the structures to be tremendously durable, stable and tough ensuring that it would endure the test of time.

Communication Technology and Information Technology, on the other hand, is for giving, receiving and exchanging data or information from one individual or mainframe to another via information systems. Communication technology like computers and mobile phones are used all over the world by the vast majority. It serves many people with different purposes. For instance, aside from it keeping friends and family in touch it is also used in different trades and industries which simplifies and eases the ins and outs of it, such as the marketing pf products and services and the management of customer request.

Assistive Technologies are devices or technologies that assist, adapt, and rehabilitate. These are primarily for people with disabilities aiding, supporting, and empowering them to carry out tasks that they once were incapable to do or had a challenging time completing. Examples of assistive technology are wheelchairs, hearing aids for the hearing impaired, prosthetics, and screen magnifiers used by the visually impaired.

Medical Technology is used to ease a patient’s discomfort and injury or to prolong and develop the life of a person and of animals. This kind of technology is also used to identify impurities or infections, cure and prevent illnesses and to do advanced studies on health care.

Business Technology is numerous and different hardware and software used to improve direct and manage operations in an industry or a business.

Educational Technology intends to progress, advance and nurture teacher and student performance and school operation.