What if healthcare worked as an unseeable fairy mother with a swarm of digital helpers? In the background, many digital tools, smart algorithms, health trackers and wearables would work for your well-being discreetly, you could be sure that you are taken care of, but you would only sense that on rare occasions. How would you […]

Will you smell the robot in the room? Might documentaries explore the situation of bioprinted human organ transplantations on the black market? Will virtual reality cause a worldwide obesity epidemic? The Medical Futurist shares the weirdest ideas about how healthcare might look a hundred years from now. Or even further down the road. Let’s peek into […]

Work environment has a massive impact on doctors’ empathy, focus, and overall performance. Although some factors are hard to change, such as the location of the medical practice, relationships with colleagues, the payment structure or the patient population, there are marvelous technological responses, which could ease the burden on physicians and help decrease stress. And […]



Future of Medicine

The 40 Most Exciting Questions in Digital Health

There is only one thing The Medical Futurist loves more than speaking about the future of healthcare: to respond to provocative questions. What comes after the wearable sensor revolution? Can an algorithm diagnose better than a doctor? What makes someone a cyborg? Will we be able to read or transmit thoughts? Medical professionals, industry experts, young entrepreneurs, students, and patients had raised more than a thousand questions over the last decade after the keynotes – one is better than the other. Now you can read the 40 most exciting ones collected in an e-book.

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

NVIDIA’s Medical Imaging Supercomputer Opens New Horizons for Diagnostics

Silicon Valley-based tech giant, NVIDIA presented its new medical imaging supercomputer, CLARA at the company’s yearly GPU Tech Conference last week. The artificial intelligence-powered platform is able to take even 15-year-old ultrasound images and augment them with visualized, 3D information in order to provide better insight for diagnosticians and advance the process of finding and curing diseases.

Medical Augmented Reality

Early Study Shows Google Glass’ Future Promise in Treating ADHD Symptoms For Autism Patients

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in autism patients significantly decreased after just a short-period interaction with Empowered Brain, a Google Glass-powered educational augmented reality tool, outcome of a clinical research trial published in JMIR Mental Health on 2 April, World Autism Day, showed. In spite of being in an initial phase, the study shows AR’s future promise in positively impacting lives of people with autism.

Future of Food

Testing Food for Gluten at Home: The Nima Sensor Review

For people living with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, eating could be a torment. Can I eat that delicious-looking pastry claimed gluten-free? Does this pasta meal contain gluten? All these burning questions could get a fast response from the Nima gluten sensor, which promises to measure anywhere in the world in minutes whether your food contains gluten. As the claim looked too good to be true, The Medical Futurist tested it. Thumbs up for the Nima team. We were highly impressed!