I’ve been massively writing about the potentials of Google Glass in healthcare and while I got an invitation, I couldn’t test it myself as I’m not a US citizen.
This prezi gives you a clear picture about what surgeons would expect from wearing Google Glass. But here are 3 other examples.
Remote virtual surgery via Google Glass and telepresence:
From Oculus Rift to Smart Glass: world-changing future products getting their start today:
RealView 3D Live Intraoperative Holography Using Philips Imaging (VIDEO): Imagine when you can do this with Google Glass!
I had the honor to receive the “John Kemény Award” from the John von Neumann Computer Society for my research and other activities in computer science.
John Kemény was a mathematician, computer scientist, and educator best known for co-developing the BASIC programming language in 1964. I couldn’t be happier.
I just came across a great infographic summarizing the key concepts of using 3D printing in the healthcare/pharmaceutical industry. Check it out here!
A quite relevant announcement was published a few days ago describing an ambitious project from the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute in Kentucky aimed at replacing the human heart by designing a 3D printer capable of recreating such an organ.
I was invited to contribute to the FUTURIST Magazine managed by the World Future Society. My first contribution was about Top 40 Trends Shaping the Future of Medicine.
It’s a great step on the path of becoming a medical futurist.
Last week, I attended Singularity Summit Europe in Budapest at an amazing venue (Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music). Here are some notes I took during the event.
We have to accept the exponential changes in technologies, but should not exaggerate it.
The potential developments in biotechnology might not come from huge companies but brave youngsters. An example is mirOculus which makes it possible to screen cancer types using microRNAs.
Robots/drones that can communicate with each other become smarter and smarter.
Exoskeletons let disabled patients walk again.
Genia Aims to Build the iPhone of Gene Sequencing.
Humanoid robots with artificial intelligence will be commercially available soon.
3D printing could be mainstream in months.
My white paper, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, came out a few days ago and the feedback has been amazing therefore I thought I would share the list of trends included in the infographic that will shape the future of medicine and healthcare.
Please feel free to download the PDF and share your comments by using the #MedicalFuture hashtag.
- 3D Printed Biomaterials and Drugs
- Adherence Control
- Artificial Intelligence in Medical Decision Support
- Artificial Organs
- Augmented Reality
- Augmenting Human Capabilities
- Curated Online Information
- Customized Mobile Apps
- Digestible Sensors
- Digital Literacy in Medical Education
- DIY Biotechnology
- Embedded Sensors
- Evidence-based Mobile Health
- Full Physiological Simulation
- Gamification Based Wellness
- Holographic Data Input
- Home Diagnostics
- Humanoid Robots
- Inter-disciplinary Therapies
- Meaningful use of social media
- Medical Tricorder
- Microchips modeling Clinical Trials
- Multi-functional Radiology
- Nanorobots in Blood
- Personalized Genomics
- Real-time Diagnostics in the OR
- Recreational Cyborgs
- Redesigned Hospital Experience
- Remote Touch
- Robotic Interventions
- Robotic Nurse Assistant
- Semantic Health Records
- Virtual trials
- Virtual Dissection
- Virtual Reality Applications
- Virtual-Digital Brains
- Wearable e-skins
I recently gave a talk about the future of medicine at the event of the Association of Academic Health Centers and a professor from the Eastern Virginia Medical School shared a great video about the future of medical schools. One of the reasons why I would love to be a medical student now.
Future medical students will train collaboratively with others in the health professions, mirroring the cross-disciplinary approach that will be integral to the clinical environment of the future. Enhanced technology will allow for more efficient referrals, faster consults and more thorough transitions of care, thus improving patient safety and outcomes.
These advances will allow health-care providers to spend more time developing a strong relationship with their patients. After all, there is no substitute for human interaction — learning a patient’s story, understanding her needs, and developing a course of treatment with her that optimizes her health.
Cardiology is a key area that could use some refreshments regarding the tools and devices used to teach its anatomy and physiology in the medical curriculum.
Based on a patient’s CT scan and using a mix of stereo lithography and other prototyping techniques, xCardio creates a copy of a human heart that is anatomically correct both inside and out.
While the main purpose of a new game, Relive, is to increase the awareness about CPR and push people, especially teenagers and young adults, to take a CPR class and be prepared to intervene in case of need.
See 6 Reasons Why I Wish I Was a Medical Student Now and how Synthetic Human Cadavers could be used in medical education.