The MIT Entrepreneurship Center is trying to spur the development of new ideas in medicine through a new effort called Hacking Medicine (H@ckMed).
The debut will be in the form of a conference this weekend at the MIT Media Lab where “actionable projects” and “passionate teams” can coalesce. The conference will be covering the following topics:
1. Big Data
We’re collecting massive data like never before – about patients, hospitals, treatments, and more. What are the best ways to extract meaningful information from this data? How can we best apply what we learn to make real changes?
2. Biosensing & Biostimulation
The technology that drives sensors has become cheap, crazy cheap. How can we best use these new sensors (which are sometimes also stimulation) to capture and record new kinds of data or design new tests to detect diagnose disease more accurately than ever before?
3. Healthcare Automation
Any practicing doctor will tell you how tedious and formulaic certain parts of practice can be. What parts of healthcare practice are least addressed by modern technology?
4. Synthetic Biology
This burgeoning field is enabling the programming of cells in unheard of ways. Yet there are still severe limitations in what’s possible. What are the best ways to utilize current techniques to make the biggest impact today?
Link with registration info: Hacking Medicine…