Published On: Mon, Apr 28th, 2014

mHealth & Digital Health : Guide to the Future of Healthcare

Levi-ShapiroThe healthcare sector is undergoing historic transition, spurred by the reforms of Obamacare and innovation in mobile, digital and nano technology. Many of these advances are in the developmental stage, such as virtual digital brains, recreational cyborgs, nanorobots in blood, gamification based wellness,  full psychological simulation, holographic data input, home diagnostics, multi-functional radiology, remote touch, humanoid robots, augmentation of human capabilities, etc. Others are already available but dependent on business, market and regulatory triggers. 

Israeli companies representing the future of digital medicine will showcase their wares at mHealth Israel , September 10th in Tel Aviv. One of these is NanoRetina  They have developed a nanochip, smaller than a grain of rice, that can be implanted to restore sight at a resolution of 600 Pixels. ideo:

For additional technologies that will shape the future of medicine, see the infographic below from Medical Future .




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About the Author

- Levi Shapiro is a Partner in the JIMMI Fund (, working with global tech companies to invest in Israeli start-ups. Concurrently, Mr. Shapiro provides strategic advisory to global technology, media and telecom companies as a Senior Partner at TMT Strategic Advisors. Mr. Shapiro is also an Adjunct Professor in the Media Innovation Lab ( at IDC Herzliya, teaching Digital Media Entrepreneurship, Mobile Marketing and other entrepreneurial courses. He is also the organizer of the Transitioned Media ( mHealth Israel (www.mhealthisrael) and MATI- Marketing & Ad:Tech Israel ( conferences. Mr. Shapiro’s “Unleavened Media” column (, about technology and digital media, appears in the Jerusalem Post and is syndicated across other publications. His education includes Tulane (History), Cornell (Asian Studies) and MIT (MBA).

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