We recently entered the fourth phase of the industrial revolution, cyber-physical systems, were we go from micro-automation to smart automation: Connecting through the cloud. Taking a closer look we can detect several trends: IoT (Internet of Things), Big data, AI / ML (artificial intelligence / Machine learning), ‘Semantic’ web, eHealth and Gamification / Exergaming. All these trends also have a major influence on the medical world. The profession of the medical doctor will change significantly over this next decade. The changing medical world is underlined by new academic educations, like technical medicine. The time is right for the next step in the digital orthopaedic revolution.
IMUKA 2018 collaborates with prominent healthcare delivery organisations, governmental leaders, clinicians, researchers and university faculties to address, discuss and bridge the latest innovations in Smart Health in Orthopaedics.
We must stay current by embracing evidence based and emerging techniques as well as near future efficiency and digitlization to ensure modernisation in orthopaedics and improve customer outcome