The Viatom CheckMe promises to bring the medical tricorder to life by measuring ECG, blood oxygen level, body temperature, step count and many other health parameters. Let’s see how it works in practice!
No one can doubt I’m an enthusiastic Star Wars fan. I have a LEGO-Millennium Falcon and the Death Star at home. However, as The Medical Futurist I cannot help but see what medical technologies the episodes featured.
The future of surgery offers an amazing cooperation between humans and technology, which could elevate the level of precision and efficiency of surgeries so high we have never seen before.
Here are my top 9 movies with medical robots.
I’m truly excited for the future of medicine – sometimes it feels like we’re living in a science -fiction novel. But genetic discrimination and the elimination of privacy are just some of the bioethical issues we’ll face if we let medical innovation run wild.
An emotional question by a mother whose child has food allergies led me to discover the fascinating world of food scanners. Will we ever really know what’s on our plates? And if we knew, what could we do with the answer?
“We don’t want to miss the train of digital health” is a phrase I often hear from pharmaceutical companies. However, there are no trains to catch anymore. Disruptive healthcare trends are the futuristic spaceships many pharma companies don’t even see flying above them. If pharma doesn’t prepare for the coming waves of change, it won’t have an industry at all.
Here are the science fiction technologies that make us believe the future of medicine is bright.
Three years ago I released a highly popular white paper that listed the top 40 healthcare technology trends that would shape the future of medicine. I analyzed how promising those trends were; whether they would benefit patients or physicians; and if they would improve prevention, diagnostics, treatments or long-term consequences.
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.