Nov. 9, 2021


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Usually, at the beginning of a dystopian movie where machines team up to wipe out humanity from the face of the earth, someone says something like: "I want machines to do what we want them to do, and I want us not to be enslaved by machines." The quote belongs to Thomas Reardon, CEO of CTRL-labs, regarding the impressive progress of using technology to treat patients with Parkinson's disease. 

Today's episode is precisely about that; not about the human extinction at the hands of soldiers with metal skeletons, but the progress of technology in the medical field. 

After a week of trick or treating the scale and finding out I might have added some weight, my mind wandered through some interesting facts about new equipment and technologies developed to make patients' and caregivers' lives easier. We discuss the imminent arrival of Alexa to hospitals and clinics to help patients connect with the care team and be entertained. We also talk about the use of VR for physical therapy rehab, Google's new tech to help diagnose lung cancer, and much more.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Some of the technological advances I've seen during my almost 25 years in the industry (2:19)
  • Alexa, play some relaxing music to relieve the pain (3:13)
  • A portable ultrasound machine (6:14)
  • About Google's AI systems to detect lung cancer (7:47)

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