The brain: the last frontier of human digitization
Overview: New technologies in the field of information technology and mobile medicine are completely remodeling how we treat and prevent disease. Like never before, we can digitize humans by DNA sequencing to evaluate the biology of the individual, use biosensors to record their physiology, and use the latest functional imaging techniques to see their anatomy with greater accuracy. The brain remained a mystery up until the recent advances in these technologies over the last 15 years which have brought a sense of hope and enthusiasm due to their potential to provide new assistive devices (neural prostheses), neurorehabilitation approaches to recover functioning and create new intelligent interfaces to potentially improve our brain capabilities.
Geoff APPELBOOM, Neurochirurgien au Centre médical de l’Université Columbia de New York (Etats-Unis) et co-fondateur de la plateforme Folup de suivi patients via les objets connectés