Technology poised to drive golden era of innovation, says healthcare futurist

The healthcare industry is on the brink of a massive period change, improving medical outcomes and driving down costs.

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Technology poised to drive golden era of innovation, says healthcare futurist Dr Grossmann says Dubai has an ecosystem for VR innovation.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 17, 2016

The healthcare industry is on the brink of a massive period change as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, 360-degree video, 3D printing, nano tech and wearable devices combine to revolutionise the industry; improving medical outcomes and driving down costs. According to Dr. Rafael Grossmann, healthcare futurist, technology innovator and surgeon, in the next three to five years these technologies will cross into mainstream healthcare services.

“These technologies are already been used successfully and people are not going to want to fall behind... because patients are going to start demanding this,” he says.

Dr. Grossmann, speaking today in the healthcare stream of the GITEX 2016 Conference, believes that countries such as the UAE are well positioned to embrace new techniques and methods. In particular, Dubai has the right forward thinking ‘mindset’ to adopt emerging technologies.

“Dubai has an ecosystem that is perfect to touch on some of these exponential technologies. Adoption of these technologies is more rapid in places like Dubai where there is the human and economic capital to make these things a reality,” he adds.

Rapid advances have been made in the last three years, since Dr. Grossmann became the first surgeon to live stream a clinical operation through his early adoption of Google Glasses. Since then, the use of Google Glasses and similar devices has become widespread, where they are used for educational and telemedicine purposes.  Dr. Rafael Grossman is speaking at the Healthcare stream of the GITEX Conference. He can be reached at @ZGJR and RafaelGrossmann.com

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