In case you haven’t seen it, the Greatist has a nice roundup of top TED Talks on fitness, health and happiness. If, like me, you look for practical tips on how to apply medical research and technology tools to create a healthier life, you might be interested to browse this selection over the weekend.
Among the videos highlighted is a 2011 talk by Daniel Kraft, MD, titled “Medicine’s future? There’s an app for that.” Kraft, an inventor and Stanford School of Medicine-trained physician, is an NIH-funded faculty member affiliated with the Stanford. In this TED talk he discusses apps to track quantified-self metrics and tools to improve personalized medicine. He also surveys ways medical professionals are–or soon will be–using technologies such as robotic surgery, nanomedicine, virtual patient visits, and crowdsourcing data on an exponential scale to address major challenges in health care today.
From the video:
By leveraging these technologies together, I think we’ll enter a new era that I like to call Stage Zero Medicine. And as a cancer doctor, I’m looking forward to being out of a job.
Previously: Why networks of “micro-experts” are a valuable resource for the medical community, Big Data in Biomedicine videos now available online, Bertalan Meskó discusses how mobile technologies can improve the delivery of health care and Stanford surgeon uses robot to increase precision, reduce complications of head and neck procedures
Video by TED