I use this blog to gather information and thoughts about invention and innovation, the subjects I've been teaching at Stanford University Continuing Studies Program since 2005.
The current course is Principles of Invention and Innovation (Summer '17).
Our book "Scalable Innovation" is now available on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Scalable-Innovation-Inventors-Entrepreneurs-Professionals/dp/1466590971/
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Healthcare as a social network.
New sensors, many as easy to apply as a small bandage or stick-on tattoo, can wirelessly track body heat, heart rate, perspiration and other vital signs and send the information wirelessly to a mobile phone, tablet or computer.
10-15 years from now this technology will go mainstream. It will produce large amounts of very useful health information that can be analyzed to prevent lifestyle-related diseases: from heart attack to diabetes to carpal tunnel syndrome. Since no doctor today can process that much information, we should expect a revolution in healthcare services. Or rather than expect, we should start making it happen.