We all want to live as long as possible and in good health. But if there will be over 2 billion people over the age of 60 in 2050, medicine will have to overcome a myriad of challenges (cancer, obesity, cardiovascular diseases) in order to help us live better quality lives.
Today, astonishing projects are underway that will transform our lives. Some will even enable us to self-diagnose in the comfort of our own homes, repair our damaged bodies and treat ourselves with intelligent medicine.
So what will medicine be like in 2050? Will medicine prevent rather than cure? Will we be capable of printing organs on demand? Will handicap patients wear bionic prosthetics? We will become immortal?
This episode will reveal how medicine in 2050 will be perfectly targeted and adapted to the individual as well as accessible to everyone. Just as science fiction already imagined, medicine in 2050 will be reparative and regenerative.
Arthur Zang, Engineer, Cameroon
Arthur Zang has invented the first medical tactile tablet in Africa that is destined to compensate for the lack of cardiologists in a country where, for a population of 20 million, there are only 50.
His dream : To put an end to medical deserts.
Luc Gervais, Engineer, Switzerland
Luc Gervais, an engineer in nanotechnology, has developed an entire laboratory on a microchip. This system, the most advanced in the world, will enable us to diagnose illnesses in record time using just a single drop of blood.
His dream : To make diagnosis child’s play.
Xavier Duportet, Researcher in synthetic biology, France
Xavier Duportet is working on an alternative to antibiotics in response to the growing bacterial resistance to them - one of the major health problems of the 21st century.
His dream : To invent the antibiotics of the future.
Erik Gatenholm, Engineer, Sweden
Erik is the cofounder of a company that makes biological ink. His goal is to recreate human organs using the ink he has developed and the revolutionary technique of 3D printing.
His dream : To print human organs.
David Langlois, Engineer, Canada
A specialist in bionic knee prosthetics, David Langlois has designed prototypes that are unparalleled in terms of comfort. In fact, he has gone even further : he is developing prosthetics that can be controlled by thought.
His dream : To make patients forget they are wearing prosthetics.
François Berger, Neuro-oncologist at Clinatec, France
Hervé Chneiweiss, President of the Ethics Committee at INSER M, France
Anthony Atala, Director Of the Institute of Regenerative Medicine, USA
Jacques Marescaux, Surgeon & Director of IRCAD , France