I started working on a list about books for those interested in the future of medicine. If anything is missing or you have another idea about what to include, please let me know.
MDigitalLife released a report about the most important trend in physician communications. Read their statement and download the report here.
They also shared an interesting insight about my Twitter statistics.
Here you can read my analysis and experience about traditional book publishing and self publishing.
As a summary, there has to be a huge reason not to choose the self-publishing model for my next book which I’m already working on. Now I know plenty of the pitfalls and potential problems and I’m confident I’m going to be more efficient this time at self-publishing the book.
Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure the advances of technology lead to a better healthcare for everyone!
Here is my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine:
I launched The Social MEDia Course, the e-learning format of my university course focusing on medicine and social media for medical students, physicians and also patients with Prezis, tests and gamification.
I hope you will enjoy reading Scienceroll.com!
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering released a website that features all the technologies and interventions that are being developed in research projects supported by them. It clearly shows how many futuristic developments are already on the way and might be used in practice soon. Here is the list:
- Robotic leg prosthesis senses a person’s next move and provides powered assistance to achieve a more natural gait.
- Cartilage regeneration: A light sensitive biogel and biological adhesive help new cartilage grow and become functional.
- Blood clot emulator can be used to optimize ventricular assist devices to reduce the risk of blood clots.
- Artificial kidney could be used in place of kidney dialysis for treatment of end-stage kidney disease.
- Microneedle patch delivers vaccines painlessly and doesn’t require refrigeration.
- Interstitial pressure sensor could help doctors determine optimal times for delivering chemotherapy/radiation to cancer patients.
- Glucose-Sensing Contacts could provide a non-invasive solution for continuous blood sugar monitoring.
- Tongue Drive System helps individuals with severe paralysis navigate their environment using only tongue movements.
- Wireless Brain-Computer Interface records and transmits brain activity wirelessly and could allow people with paralysis to use their thoughts to control robotic arms or other devices.
- Implantable Sensors for Prosthesis Control detect nerve signals above a missing limb and can use these signals to move a prosthesis in a more natural way.
- Synthetic Tissue Adhesive: A synthetic glue modeled after an adhesive found in nature could be used to repair tissues in the body.
- Opening the Blood Brain Barrier with Ultrasound could be used to temporarily open the blood brain barrier to let gene therapy treatments reach the brain.
- Flexible Electrodes Record Brain’s Activity from the surface of the brain and could be used to control robotic arms or provide real-time information about brain states.
- Spinal Stimulation is being used in individuals with paralysis to help restore voluntary movement and other functions.
There is a giveaway contest on Goodreads.com open until the 1st of October. If you enter with one click, you can become one of the 10 winners who will receive a paperback copy of my recently released book.
In my book, I wrote a section about why it is crucial for people who struggle with IT not to give up now. The reason is that a lot of developments coming out in the coming months and years will make the use of digital technologies very simple.
Here is a great example demonstrating how we could use workplace desktops in the future: