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07/29/13

Future of Medicine Blog Series - Introduction

by Emily Podmore - July 29, 2013

We are halfway through 2013, so that means we should have jet-pack travel and flying cars by now, right? Twenty-five years ago, our vision of the future was probably drastically different from reality; however, just because you can't hover along on your commute, doesn't mean that technology isn't making huge and advanced strides.

Some of the greatest evidence of such strides can be found in the world of medicine. In fact, if you look at future technology and trends in medicine, we are doing things that, at first glance, seem to be out of a science fiction flick. These items are more than intriguing; they are innovatively moving us into the next phase of healthcare. Each new technology seems to be driving us more into a world of personalized care, self-administration, and on-demand treatment. Some of the most interesting trends and technologies that we will examine over this series of posts include:

1. Magnetic Levitation

2. Bioprinting

3. Nanorobotics

4. Translational Medicine

5. Telehealth

6. Minimally Invasive Procedures