On day 5 of FutureMed, I got a chance to present my story about crowdsourcing medicine through social media.
Also see Medgadget and the Futuremed Magazine for recaps. And here is day 1, day 2, day 3 and day 4. Here are some interesting insights.
Linda Stone warned us that if we use digital technologies too much, it might lead to the so-called e-mail apnea. She was right, with a better posture, we can breathe easily. She also said the quantified self technology serves as a prosthetic for feelings.
There are now tablets that cost 35 USD!
The demonstration of Google Glasses was great, but when the speaker wanted to show how it can show him search results by voice control, he only said right, now he can see the results. It is going to be an open platform that can be easily programmed. I can imagine travel agents in the future who will be paid to stream what they see in nice locations; or even security problems when someone stream what they see by chance.
The MIT lab presented EyeNetra that could serve billions of people in eye care. There are cameras that can record the movement of light in slow motion. 1 second of recording takes 1 petabyte of data.
The e-patient panel featured the amazing Crohnology.
I used Anatomage, a virtual dissection table.
Lucien Engelen talked about his innovation centre and the hospital in the Netherlands that was the first one in Europe to be discovered by Google Street View. He also announced that Daniel Kraft, Jack Andraka and I would speak at the upcoming TEDxNijmegen.
Then I gave a talk about how I’ve been using social media channels for crowdsourcing medicine, building Webicina and teaching medical students about social media.
Finally, we received our certification of finishing FutureMed in the NASA Exploration Center.