Technology overview: Medicine and Health

Technology Overviews

  • Designing artificial organs: Nanofilters that act as an artificial kidney; efforts to grow hearts from stem cells (see also overview by The Medical Futurist).
  • Mobile health: Improve diagnostics and monitoring; e.g. glucose monitoring patches;
  • Algorithms: (e.g. IBM Medical Sieve)
  • Gene editing: CRISPR technique
  • Prosthetics:  exoskeletons
  • Surgery: DaVinci surgical robots
  • Virtual and augmented reality – VR will “let medical students gain realistic experience in examining patients or to let patients see what would happen to them the next day at the hospital for stress release” (The Medical Futurist). AR to help medical students do dissections (e.g. Microsoft HoloLens)
  • 3D Bioprinting