5 TED Talks That Take a Look into the Future of Medicine

The field of medicine is an ever-changing landscape. Medical technology advances and other developments continue in a bid to fight diseases and prolong life. Here is a list of some of the awe-inspiring TED Talks that provide a glimpse into the future of medicine.

Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney

Finding an organ donor has long been one of the many problems that plague patients in dire need of a transplant. In this talk, surgeon Anthony Atala shows an experiment that is still at its early stages that could potentially address the problem. Here he shows the technology and process involved in printing a transplantable kidney.

Daniel Kraft: Medicine’s future? There’s an app for that

In this talk, physician and scientist Daniel Kraft takes a look into different innovations in medicine. He shares some of the amazing advances including the tools and apps as well as the importance of leveraging on medical technologies to improve medicine.

Jack Choi: On the virtual dissection table

Jack Choi provides a glimpse into the future of training medical students — a virtual dissection table. This technology features different parts of the human body that students can study in detail using a multitouch screen.

Mark Kendall: Demo: A needle-free vaccine patch that’s safer and way cheaper

Mark Kendall is a biomedical engineer and in this video he demonstrates a different way to deliver vaccines instead of the convention method of using syringes and needles. He shows how the Nanopatch can be painless and cheaper alternative to delivering vaccines.

Quyen Nguyen: Color-coded surgery

Surgeon Quyen Nguyen touches on how different types of tissues appear color-coded in textbooks medical students use but look entirely different in real life. She talks about an innovation that will light tumors up that will show the precise spot where surgeons need to cut.