Life expectancy will soon exceed 90 years for the first time, scientists have predicted, overturning all the assumptions about human longevity that prevailed at the beginning of the 20th century. Women born in South Korea in 2030 are forecast to have a life expectancy of 90, a study has found.
Lenovo Health has joined forces with Orbita, a connected home healthcare technology vendor, to unveil a virtual home care system at HIMSS17 based on two recently debuted products: Lenovo Smart Assistant and Orbita Voice.
Back in 2011 I had the opportunity of assisting Singularity University’s first FutureMed (now known as Exponential Medicine). I was exposed to several exponential technologies. Relevant to this post was the talk given about Driverless Cars by Brad Templeton. Back in 2011, in general, people said this was not feasible and it would take more than 20 years for this to happen. Well , I believe everyone now understands how deceiving exponential trends can affect our daily life.
In the last couple of years I have focused in the implementation of Virtual Reality in the cathlab and was the first one to record with Jaunt VR some procedures. Once I reviewed the recorded 360 experience I understood the wide array of possible applications and implications. I have mentioned medical education, patient education, decreasing stress and anxiety, decreasing arrhythmias in the hospital setting and one that seems more far away the Virtual Reality Cockpit which could guide telerobotic procedures.
This last month 2 very important research studies have been released:
1) The CORA-PCI Study (presented at SCAI) evaluated the feasibility of performing PCI in patients with complex coronary lesions using robotic technology to remotely control coronary guidewires and stents. Dr. Mahmud showed how at this point in time robotic technology to perform PCI is a viable alternative to manual PCI. Key words are AT THIS POINT IN TIME. As a technology enthuthiast I guarantee you this will change to be the norm and will allow us to perform intervention in a quicker and safer manner. (I know many will think this is nonesense, but everything I have been saying since a medstudent regarding implementation of technology has eventually happened and always considered nonesense. So let me just say this will happen)
2) As A VR pioneer and enthuthiast I find the following study tremendously exciting. Even more exciting is that this comes from @DisneyResearch which I just find it as a breath of fresh AIR! The study is “A Hybrid Hydrostatic Transmission and Human-Safe Haptic Telepresence Robot”
The latter is not directly related to medicine but this just proves that what I said at @CRT_Meeting is true. (Which I managed to record in 360 immersive video, pardon the youtube quality) The Virtual Reality Cockpit is coming and it will allow us to perform TeleRobotic Procedures.
Back in 2010-2011 before even going to Singularity University Exponential Medicine, I envisioned a different way of rounding and providing patient care. An environment that would engage medical students, residents, fellows faculty as well as the patient in a platform that empowered all of them to participate and learn. When different teams round in an institution, there are straight cases and then there are more challenging ones.
What this platform allowed was for the different teams to share with the institution the cases and create an environment that inspired discussion between individuals. Imagine the facebook or yammer of the hospital. Gamification was incorporated which allowed proper selection of faculty or resident of the month or year. It also empowered the patient to participate in his health inside and outside the hospital.
Back in 2010-2011 this concept was considered crazy-unusual like many great ideas. I proposed it to different institutions, many liked it many did not. Truth is, 4 years later, many talk about this potential now but many too scared to implement it. At this point in time I am the Cofounder and chief medical officer of Curely, which is basically the Uber of Medicine. A telehealth marketplace that aims to democratize medicine. This in addition to my medical profession take most of my time and have no room for this project…
For this reason, I am uploading my sketches, envisioned prototype for anyone to use, modify and create. Have in mind this was created in 2010-2011 and yet, I believe its concept is still pretty innovative for 2014.
The paltform’s name was LRN2DAY or Caseday. In case you want to explore more about the files I am attaching the dropbox folder with slides and a “demo” of it. If you have keynote, check the slideshow and it will give you a better idea. Feel free to use as you please!
Exponential technologies are disrupting every profession, changing the way companies and businesses function, making everything more efficient through constant inter-activity. It is time for this trend to take hold of medicine as a whole. It is time for a change.
Curely is the first tele-health marketplace developed by a co-founding team united through Singularity University. Curely empowers doctors to find and meet consumers around the world and expand their practice and income. For consumers, Curely helps them find clarity to their everyday health questions by placing them in the driver’s seat and allowing them to choose the doctor and set their own price via an innovative reverse-auction system.
Telemedicine is expected to rise 68% by 2015 yet many doctors do not feel comfortable using online platforms due to several reasons. Curely is here to catalyze this process and create the most productive and efficient interaction between doctor and patients. This will work by a concept that will evolve from a doctor educating patients to possibly opening an online clinic in the Curely Platform in a near future.
To get the iOS app click on the images below to go to the itunes store.
Link for Consumers (click on image) Link for Doctors (click on image)
If you are an MD and would like to be added to our beta-list please send a tweet to @CurelyMD