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Today the Tricorder, Next the Digital Doctor

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I admit, I’ve been fairly quiet about the Digital Doctor recently, but something has made me take notice of how close we are to making portable healthcare a reality: Peter Jansen’s Tricorder Project. Dr. Jansen has created handheld devices capable of sensing in different modalities, not unlike their namesake device from the science fiction series. As if that weren’t enough,   …Continue Reading

Harnessing Big Data to Improve Healthcare

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One of the top ten medical breakthroughs expected in 2012 is Harnessing Big Data to Improve Healthcare. As Trustee of the Board at X PRIZE Foundation, I am focused on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address the global challenges in education, poverty, agriculture, health, and clean water. With so much data in the world of cyberspace, it only makes sense that   …Continue Reading

3D Printers and The Disappearance of Economies of Scale

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One of the biggest hurdles an entrepreneur faces when considering entering the marketplace is whether production of the product can be scaled to be accessible to the largest amount of consumers. There are lots of factors when considering scalability, many of those being production costs. For example, time of manufacture, materials, and labor all contribute to the inherent costs of   …Continue Reading

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