As there are so many amazing things going on worldwide in medicine and healthcare, a shortlist of some of the greatest ideas and developments would give us a glimpse into the future of medicine. It is always a challenge to detect the projects with the biggest potential to be used in everyday medical practices, but here are the most promising candidates for fulfilling this notion.
Ray Kurzweil says technology is improving at an exponential rate. Peter Thiel says technological innovations couldn’t live up to the expectations. There are plenty of philosophies and schools of thought, but regarding the future of medicine, only two things are certain.
The Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment is a project of the European Union. By bringing stakeholders of healthcare together it hopes to design policy, gather technological solutions, and promote awareness of assisting an ageing society.
A serial entrepreneur and angel investor asked to have a coffee in order to talk about investments in future healthcare. He was about 80 and excited to show me how the contact list in his Blackberry worked. He asked tons of questions about where medical technology was heading, and I shared my ideas with him. He said he was a techie but curious about upcoming trends.
Here is how it works and how it could be used in training future surgeons.
How great would it be to have exoskeletons in real life letting paralyzed people walk again?