20 Predictions in Medicine And Healthcare for 2014 | Salus (Health) | Scoop.it

Every January, I publish my predictions for the upcoming year regarding medicine and healthcare. Usually, the majority of these predictions turn out to be valid later on, although I prefer calling them apparent trends rather than actual predictions.


Here are my 20 points for 2014.

1) Google Glass to be used in everyday healthcare
2) IBM Watson’s first commercial use by hospitals
3) Direct-to-consumer genomics to get new rules
4) 3D printing artificial limbs and biomaterials goes mainstream
5) The healthcare experience will be brought to the home
6) LEGO Mindstorms to be applied for DIY biotech
7) Home diagnostics to be the key trend
8) Wearable MRI technology
9) Optogenetics to be featured at major scientific journals
10) Bigger role of MOOCs as medical schools change approach about digital literacy
11) More connected digital healthcare devices and services
12) The first steps of Google Calico to be public
13) EEG controlled devices to appear
14) Exoskeletons will be featured worldwide
15) First really useful food scanners to be released
16) Gamifying the healthy lifestyle
17) Finally remote touch and simpler data input become possible
18) Nanotechnology to be included in the medical curriculum
19) Decision on newborn genome sequencing to be made
20) First results of Ray Kurzweil’s work at Google to be revealed


Read more: http://scienceroll.com/2014/01/03/2014-predictions/


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