In a research-first, scientists from Empa were able to 3D print stable well-shaped microstructures made from silica aerogels for use in biotechnology and precision engineering.
Featured interviews and articles about the applications of emerging technologies in medicine.
Artificial intelligence is developing at an enormous speed and intelligent instruments will profoundly change surgery and medical interventions.
One of the crucial future technologies in surgery is Augmented Reality. Most experts agree that AR will increase safety and efficiency, improve surgical training and decrease costs.
In the next-generation operating room interconnected sensors will collect data, analyse it in real-time and make it available to digital assistance functions.
Newer concepts like edge computing are regularly discussed alongside the cloud within the healthcare sector, often as if they are each exclusive approaches to infrastructure. However, using one does not eradicate the ability to utilise the other.
“The digital transformation will make healthcare even more human. It will enable us to provide preventive and personalized healthcare,” says Prof. Dr. Koen Kas, Professor of Oncology at Ghent University, Belgium.
“AI is the biggest technological breakthrough of our lifetime. It will boost the entire healthcare ecosystem and will eventually re-invent the way we deliver medicine entirely.”
At ECR 2019, researchers talked about the practical applications of mixed realities in medical education and training as well as preprocedural planning and visualization during a surgery.
The use of blockchain will change paradigm towards patient-centered healthcare.
“A central pillar of blockchain is trust, because data cannot be altered,” says Dr Eberhard Scheuer, Chairman of the Health Information Traceability Foundation.
Australian eHealth strategy pushes towards a digital health services ecosystem which will lead to greater involvement and responsibility for consumers.
The Danes show how e-health can work at the state level. As a healthcare portal, sundhed.dk is a central access point for doctors and patients alike to look at findings, medications, treatment plans or billing.
Eric Schmidt has strong opinions about the healthcare system, its providers and professionals. He critized that the healthcare ecosystem was still being stuck in the “stone age" and challenges it to "focus on innovation".