A Look Back at Our Predictions for Healthcare and Technology

May 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM · by Ashley Wetmore

In this TED Talk, Daniel Kraft enthusiastically shared with his audience the remarkable advancements in medicine due to evolving technology. He looked at the three topics below, to name just a few. 

“The ability now to look inside the body in real time with very high resolution is really becoming incredible. And we're layering multiple technologies — PET scans, CT scans, and molecular diagnostics — to find and to seek things at different levels. ”

“We have wireless blood pressure cuffs — a whole gamut of these technologies are being put together. So, instead of wearing these kludgy devices, we can put on a simple patch.” 

“But now that we're switching to merging medical data, making it available electronically, we can crowd-source that information, and now as a physician I can access my patients' data from wherever I am just through my mobile device.”

His overall message was one of miniaturization of devices, enabling doctors to do their best, empowering the patient and enhancing wellness.

In the last three years, what advancements have you seen in the marriage of healthcare and technology?

Take a moment to watch Daniel’s talk and discover how medicine is changing all around us every day.


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