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GUH Consultant presents TEDx Talk ‘Digital Doctors: The Future of Medicine’

Prof Derek O’Keeffe, Consultant Endocrinologist at Galway University Hospitals and Professor of Medical Device Technology at NUI Galway presented a TEDx Talk in Galway on the theme of ‘Digital Doctors: the future of medicine’, which explores new paradigms of healthcare delivery

Prof O’Keeffe previously worked with NASA as a flight surgeon on their NEEMO mission and has also put a biomedical experiment in orbit on the International Space Station to monitor astronaut health. Through his work remotely monitoring aquanauts for NASA, Prof O’Keeffe developed an interest in how technological advances are allowing more medical procedures and check-ups than ever to be performed from the comfort of our own homes and looks at how we can expect our everyday lives to be transformed in the not-so-distant future.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organised by a local community.

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University Hospital Galway (UHG)