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Megatrends for this decade – XXXII

4. body-on-a-chip The development of microfluidic has made possible to duplicate the functionality of living beings by organising living cells on a chip and subjecting them to conditions that replicate the one of those cells in an organ. Once the functionality (and structure) is replicated it becomes possible to change …

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Megatrends for this decade XXXI

The evolution of healthcare in this decade will be sustained by the convergence of several technology areas, each progressing independently from one another under the pressure of demand from several markets: ambient, wearable and implantable sensors There are already millions of wearables in use that monitors some basic physiological parameters. …

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Megatrends for this decade XXX

22. Healthcare in the Cyberspace This Megatrend is likely to land in slightly different ways and at different pace in different Countries (and regions within a Country) but I consider this as unavoidable under the pressure of: steady increase of pro-capita healthcare cost availability of better cure / preventative cure …

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Using Graphene to detect diseases

Graphene is a single layer sheet of carbon atoms bounded one another to form a net of hexagons (see the graphic), a lattice resembling a honeycomb. Graphene was first observed as a layer bonded on metal back in 1962 but was “rediscovered” in 2004 by researchers at the Manchester University …

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Megatrends for this decade – IV

3. Increased lifespan Humankind lifespan has been stable, around 30 years was life expectancy for most part of the recorded history, probably less in the hundreds of thousands of years we have no written record. This relatively short life span didn’t mean that a few people couldn’t live longer, we …

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Coughing into your smartphone

Some time ago I posted the news of work at Carnegie Mellon University for using your smartphone to collect data that would lead to a probable diagnoses of a Covid-19 infection. The software, on a Carnegie Mellon server, asked a number of questions, like your temperature, fatigue… and then asked …

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A “magic” ring

In the last few years more and more people have started to turn to their watch to glance at their fitness, how many calories have been burnt through the day, how many steps have been taken, even look at their heart beats through the day. People practicing sports have been …

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Covid is a game changer for Tele-Medicine

I already touched upon the boost given to activities from “remote” by the lock.down first and the social distancing. Tele-working and tele-education are obvious examples. Healthcare, on the other hand, would seem to be a “hands-on” activity. True, we have been talking about tele-medicine, tele-diagnoses, even tele-surgery for quite a …

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Feeling your chemicals

Sensors keep progressing and it is now possible to use them to detect a number of physiological conditions that can be monitored and integrated to provide a snapshot of a person health. In the image, an old one taken from a Stanford University research published in 2016, flexible electronics have …

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Home-centric Hospital

We have seen over the last 70 years a progressive squeezing of size and decreasing of price of high tech systems to the point that it has become feasible the shift from centralisation to decentralisation. When I started working, “the computer” was a big, costly, machine that could only be …

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