Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media and the honorary professor of everyone who learned to program computers on their own, is seeing lots of excitement amongst developers to work on medical technology problems.
One of the interesting tidbits I took away from the Adobe Engage summit was how the medical technology market is becoming a key area of focus. Two of the nine companies that Adobe brought in to show off the power of their new tools were involved in the medical area. Acesis is building tools for point-of-care data capture; B-Line Medical is building tools for medical simulation and training. (James Governor has a good post about the Acesis presentation.)
The shift of developer attention to the medical industry seems to be in the water these days. I was talking to Peter Bloom, managing partner at General Atlantic Partners and former CTO of Salomon Brothers, about Web 2.0 in the financial industry, but what made him really excited was his volunteer work with the Cancer Research Institute and his brother’s work with remote robotic surgery.
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