Digital Doctors: The Future of Medicine | Derek O’Keefe | TEDxGalway #WearableWednesday
“Physicianeer” Derek O’Keefe sees the future of medicine and engineering converging in the form of digital doctors. Relying heavily on wearable technology O’Keefe works with NASA to remotely monitor astronauts health and to diagnose from vast distances.
Check out the Ted Talk on YouTube to see how he believes wearable tech will influence the health industry (and some ways it already has):
Through his work remotely monitoring aquanauts for NASA, Derek O’Keeffe has developed an interest in how technological advances are allowing more medical procedures and checkups than ever to be performed from the comfort of our own homes, and looks at how we can expect our everyday lives to be transformed in the not-so-distant future. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
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