Experts agree that we are entering the Golden Age of Medicine, when our everyday experience of being ill and getting better will be more like science fiction than today’s routine trip to the doctor.
An electronic nose that detects infection, such as pneumonia, based on a person’s breath
Robots with appendages that can feel their way around tissue, which will augment the hands of surgeons in the operating room
Computer health wizards that will advise and prescribe through your home computer
Computerized psychotherapists dispensing advice about emotional problems
Telehealth software that serves as a monitoring nurse for difficult to manage chronic illnesses such as diabetes.
Wheelchairs operated by reading electrical brainwaves for patients with severe neurological deterioration.
“The Edge of Medicine is a revelatory look at the amazing technology that will drive our medical future, from proton beams to mind-reading brain chips. Dr Hanson is the ideal guide: knowledgeable, thoughtful and fun.”
- Jack El-Hai
Author of The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness