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The Digital Pickwick Club: A Nursing Home of the Future

This article was originally published on medicalfuturist.com authored by Dr. Bertalan Mesko, The Medical Futurist. Social companion robots, chatbots, telemedicine, digital tattoos, gamification – the necessary accessories of a nursing home of the future. Do you shake your head in disagreement thinking that’s science fiction and not the natural habitat of your grandma? Our short story, the 21st century, digital reconstruction of Dickens’ Pickwick Club will convince you otherwise. From Santa Fé to Sapporo: An artist with a robot companion...
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Bertalan Meskó MD PhD

Bertalan Meskó MD PhD

Dr. Bertalan Mesko, PhD is The Medical Futurist analyzing how science fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare. As a geek physician with a PhD in genomics, he is also an Amazon Top 100 author. With 500+ presentations including courses at Harvard, Stanford and Yale Universities, Singularity University's Futuremed course at NASA Ames campus and organizations including the 10 biggest pharmaceutical companies, he is one of the top voices globally on healthcare technology. Dr. Mesko was featured by dozens of top publications, including CNN, the World Health Organization, National Geographic, Forbes, TIME magazine, BBC, and the New York Times. He publishes his analyses regularly on medicalfuturist.com. His popular website has had more than 5 million readers, and he is one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Healthcare. He is a member of Mensa International and has been selected by the Huffington Post as one of the 30 biotech thinkers with the biggest global impact. He is a member of the "Committee on Future Research" of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He received an MD and PhD in genomics from the University of Debrecen, Medical School and Health Science Center.

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