My upcoming book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, will become available on Amazon.com in black&white paperback, colored paperback and Kindle formats in a few days, therefore I thought I would share an excerpt of the table of contents revealing what trends are featured and described in details through stories and a lot of pictures in the book.
Through these, I try to prove that we can use more and more disruptive technologies in medicine while successfully keeping the human touch.
Please feel free to comment on these trends here or by using the #medicalfuture hashtag on Twitter.
- Empowered Patients
- Gamifying Health
- Eating in the future
- Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
- Telemedicine and Remote Care
- Re–thinking the Medical Curriculum
- Surgical and Humanoid Robots
- Genomics and Truly Personalized Medicine
- Body Sensors Inside and Out
- The Medical Tricorder and Portable Diagnostics
- Do–It–Yourself Biotechnology
- The 3D Printing Revolution
- Iron Man: Powered exoskeletons and prosthetics
- The End of Human Experimentation
- Medical Decisions via Artificial Intelligence
- Nanorobots Living In Our Blood
- Hospitals of the Future
- Virtual–Digital Brains
- The Rise of Recreational Cyborgs
- Cryonics and Longevity
- What Will a Brand New Society Look Like?
It’s a great honor to be included again in the list of the top ten Internet-smart doctors in the world. Here is the full list and here are the details!
Doctors are increasingly using the internet, to communicate, to educate, and to use sometimes as medical devices. And now docs are tackling social media, which a few of the Top Ten do, in spades. The Top Ten come from all over, from Australia to the Bay area. There is one from the Netherlands, one from Hungary,, and one from Australia. The other seven are Yanks. And they are all MDs.
1) Eric Topol MD
2) Daniel Kraft M.D.
3) Berci Mesko MD
4) Mike Cadogan MD
5) Pieter Kubben MD
6) Peter Diamantis MD
7) Iltifat Husain, MD
8) Wen Dombrowski MD
9) Joe Kvedar MD
10) Larry Chu MD
I was invited to write an article about 10 ways technology will save our lives in the future for CNN.com and I was happy to do so. It was featured today on the main page of CNN. I hope you will find it useful. Here is the introduction:
The medical and healthcare sectors are in the midst of rapid change, and it can be difficult to see which new technologies will have a long-lasting impact.
Ideally, the future of healthcare will balance innovative medical technologies with the human touch. Here, I’ve outlined the trends most likely to change our lives, now or in the near future.
Marie Ennis O’Connor published a useful list of healthcare and digital health influencers to follow in 2014. I’m honored to be included.
Every year, CNN comes up with a compilation of the most important trends in technology and sensor implants made this year’s list. Here are the top 10 topics:
- Coastal defense
- Daylight savings
- Flexible displays
- Mind control
- Self-driving cars
- Sensor implants
- Thinking tech
- The wheel