Visualization of the Week: Forecasting disruptions in health care

Envisioning Technology mapped out how we can expect the health care space to be disrupted in the coming decades.

The health care space is ripe for disruption (that’s a topic we’ve covered recently) and the disruption will surely touch everyone. But what will this disruption actually look like?

Speculating decades into the future, Envisioning Technology’s Michell Zappa and Patrick Schlafer along with Prokalkeo’s Colin Popell put together a map of when we likely can expect particular health disruptions to occur and what forms the disruptions will take.

Click to view the full visualization.

A post on Envisioning Tech’s site identifies technology as the catalyst behind the disruption forecast, calling it “the ultimate democratizing force in society” and noting medical technology is no exception. The post describes the visualization:

“This visualization is an exercise in speculating about which individual technologies are likely to affect the scenario of health in the coming decades. Arranged in six broad areas, the forecast covers a multitude of research and developments that are likely to disrupt the future of health care.”

You can read more about the visualization, along with comments from Zappa, over at Co.Exist.

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