Erectile dysfunction (ED) today affects over 150 million men worldwide [Ayta et al. 1999]. The recognition of ED in literature dates back to 2000 bc, whereas treatment options were only first introduced in the early 1960s [Maggi et al. 2000].
The current treatment for ED is derived from four central options that consist of oral therapy, vacuum erectile device (VED), penile injection or intraurethral suppositories, and penile prosthesis. These treatment modalities are today's mainstays for treating ED.
However, we now approach an era where new technology in medicine is fast growing and quickly becoming applicable. The role of technology in ED treatment is widening and more options may become available. This review article provides insight and a review of recent technological advances, new medical devices and research in the treatment of ED.