Impact of Emerging Exponential Technologies in the way we practice Medicine

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I was asked to give a talk in my university regarding Emerging Technologies and their impact on how we Practice Medicine. …

I was asked to give a talk in my university regarding Emerging Technologies and their impact on how we Practice Medicine.

People were skeptic about the presentation due to the subject and possible content. Audience was captivated, intrigued, and craving for more.

Hope you enjoy these slides as much as I enjoyed making them.

Some of the slides were obtained from a conference I attended called "Futuremed 2011 at Singularity University" I highly recommend you google Daniel Kraft's talk and Astro Teller

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Twitter @christianassad
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  • 1. Goal s Understand the potential that Social Media tools have and how they WILL affect the way we practice medicine Familiarize oneself with emerging exponential technologies and their impact on how medicine will be practiced (Nanomedicine/Robotics, Tissue Engineering, 3D Printing) Understand the potential of Home Monitoring, Telemedicine, and Mobile Devices
  • 2. Last but not least… Open your mind and explore innovative thinking to create a positive change in your surrounding.
  • 3. Let’s Get Started with a little History 1969
  • 4. NASA in 1969
  • 5. Say What!?! So what is your point?
  • 6. Say What? iPhone 4 has has 256 MB of memory and runs at around 1 GHz The Apollo guidance computer had 2KB of memory and ran at about 1 MHz
  • 7. So that means… The iPhone4 is 1000 times more powerfull than all of NASAs computing system put together in 1969… The newest Samsung Smartphone Galaxy SIII has 2gb of RAM! And runs at 1.5ghz
  • 8. It also means that… Almost everyone in this room has at least 1000 times the processing power that NASA had in 1969 This corresponds to “Moores Law” which states “The number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years” The capabilities of many digital electronic devices are strongly linked to Moores law:  Processing speed  Memory capacity  Sensors  Pixels in digital cameras
  • 9. Moore’s Law
  • 10. How does this impact Medicine?
  • 11. Digital Medicine / Connected Health General Physicians FACEBOOK • Doximity TWITTER • Sermo GOOGLE + • iMedEx LinkedIn • Ozmosis • PeerCase • QuantiaMD • Medicmingle • MedXCentral
  • 12.  “Social media platforms are also changing the landscape of another influential force—marketing. The impact of marketing on health behaviors is well known. For example, tobacco use rates parallel investments in advertising and decrease in response to anti-tobacco campaigns.(4) Facebook, Twitter, and Google are embedded with algorithms that analyze user demographics for strategic advertising. These platforms provide personalized and relatively unregulated marketing venues for the tobacco industry and lack a strong anti-tobacco presence.(5) Social media provide demographic data for ads personalized for age, gender, and interests— consider the power of this technology in directed public health campaigns.  The next frontier is to use social media to study and improve health. Emerging research suggests these platforms provide insight into challenging issues like depression, substance abuse, and high-risk sexual behavior.(6,7) I envision a future in which we harness this epidemiological goldmine to advance our understanding and to develop high impact interventions that strategically empower the vulnerable”
  • 13. Monitoring Devices
  • 14. Body Monitoring Wearable body monitoring is not about being quantified Wearable body monitoring is about having the right parts of the world know who you are and what you want and need in 10,000 little ways, in real time, all the time. And there will be literally a million apps for that.
  • 15. AppExampl es
  • 16. WARNING! INFORMATION OVERLOAD AHEAD! 1 5 1 3 2 4 7 9 6 8 0
  • 17. Sit down… This was justthe warm up!
  • 18. Nanomedicine / Biotechnology One nanometer is one-millionth of a millimeter Nanomedicine is a large industry, with nanomedicine sales reaching 6.8 billion dollars in 2004 200 companies and 38 products worldwide, a minimum of 3.8 billion dollars in nanotechnology R&D is being invested every year
  • 19. Nanomedicine / Biotechnology Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology Nanomedicine ranges from the medical applications of nanomaterials, to nanoelectronic biosensors, and even possible future applications of molecular nanotechnology.
  • 20. Nanomedicine / Biotechnology Current problems for nanomedicine involve understanding the issues related to toxicity and environmental impact of nanoscale materials. In April 2006, the journal Nature Materials estimated that 130 nanotech- based drugs and delivery systems were being developed worldwide.
  • 21. Nanomedicine
  • 22. Organ on a Chip
  • 23. The Vascular Ship “Rotablator” 1998
  • 24.  3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital model 3D printing is achieved using additive processes, where an object is created by laying down successive layers of material
  • 25. Tissue Engineering
  • 26. Tissue Engineering
  • 27. Print yourMedication?
  • 28. Conclusions Change is happening at an exponential pace Familiarizing yourself with these technologies can help you:  Imagine  Dream  Create  Innovate