Top 10 Technologies We Are Excited About

We cover a lot of news and announcements about digital health technologies to provide context for you. Even within The Medical Futurist team, there are favorite technologies and trends. And we thought it would be time to share the technologies we’re excited about! With advancements in exoskeleton technology, A.I.’s ever-increasing importance in healthcare and technologies like 5G and quantum computing soon going mainstream, there’s much to be excited about! Without further ado, let’s jump in! 1. Quantum Computing: faster, cheaper and safer Late last month, Google claimed “quantum supremacy” and made the cover of Nature. With all that buzz around qubits, quantum circuits and Sycamore when it comes to Google’s breakthrough and quantum computing, will this technology impact the healthcare sector? Heck yes! We even published an article shortly after the news and are still very much excited about developments in this field.  The applications of quantum computing to healthcare are manifold, ranging from (much) faster drug design to quicker and cheaper DNA sequencing and analysis to reinforced security over personal medical data. While the technology does hold such promises, we still have to be patient before such practical solutions can be implemented in medicine. However with continued progress in this area, it is worth keeping an eye on. 2. Exoskeletons: from paralysis to super-strength We’ve had our fair s...
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