Rudy De Waele of MobileMonday Barcelona, has just posted me his “mobile trends for the next 10” slidedeck (view or download the PDF by clicking here to visit SlideShare) which is a collaborative outlook from some of the best know mobilists including: Howard Rheingold, Douglas Rushkoff, Marshall Kirkpatrick, Gerd Leonhard, Timo Arnall, Carlo Longino, Katrin Verclas, Atau Tanaka, Alan Moore, Marek Pawloski, Ajit Jaokar, Nicolas Nova, Inma Martinez, Tony Fish, Jonathan MacDonald, Willem Boijens, Carlos Domingo, Russ McGuire, Raimo van der Klein, Michael Breidenbruecker, Robert Rice, Steve O’Hear, Ted Morgan, Martin Duval, Andreas Constantinou, Fabien Girardin, Matthäus Krzykowski, Rich Wong, Andy Abramson, Ilja Laurs, David Wood, Stefan Constantinescu, Henri Moissinac, Kevin C. Tofel, Enrique C. Ortiz, Felix Petersen and Tom Hume.
A fascinating document and I was pleased to find gave some very interesting insights into possible mHealth trends:
“The phone will become your Doctor. Mobile phones are already the ubiquitous mobile device and, increasingly, provide a ubiquitous Internet connection. Just like the best camera is the one that you have with you, more and more hardware functionality, such as innovative input devices and sensors, combined with software and a data connection will piggyback the mobile phone, rather than try to compete as a separate device. Health care will be a major benefactor.”
Editor, last100 / Contributing Editor, techCrunch Europe
“Health care delivery, especially in developing countries, will see some true breakthroughs with more telemedicine projects like mobile ultrasound and other diagnostics. New business models involving expertise remotely will emerge so that the divide between healthcare and rich and poor areas will flatten”
“SMS based Health and Wellness monitoring and coaching”
(Martin also gave his slide a medical theme with a picture of a surgical team in scrubs fitting a Medtronic implanted device)