Galway doctor delivers TED talk on the digital future of medicine


Technology could soon enable a great deal of routine medical work to be done in the comfort of our homes according to a TED Talk from a Galway doctor.

Professor Derek O’Keefe Consultant Endocrinologist at Galway University Hospitals and Professor of Medical Device Technology at NUIG recently delivered a TED Talk on ‘Digital Doctors: the future of medicine’.

Having formerly worked with NASA on monitoring astronaut health aboard the International Space Station and working as a flight surgeon on their NEEMO mission, Prof O’Keefe has a strong interest in new paradigms of healthcare delivery.

His talk followed those interests, looking at how advances in technology are allowing more medical procedures and check-ups than ever to be done in our own homes.

He suggests that in the not-so-distant future this has the potential to change healthcare, and our lives.

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

To view the full talk go to Digital Doctors: The Future of Medicine on Youtube.