In a weekly column, alternately written by Lucien Engelen, Maarten Steinbuch, Carlo van de Weijer, Daan Kersten and Tessie Hartjes, E52 tries to find out what the future will look like. All five contributors are all working on technologies that can provide solutions to the problems of our time. This Sunday, it’s Lucien Engelen‘s turn.

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“The Health Innovation School will be the place where ‘future and emerging leaders’ can develop their knowledge about innovation.”Lucien Engelen,

Together with four colleagues from Eindhoven and Maastricht, I had the honor to be invited for a lecture at the University of the Netherlands. It turned out to be a great combination, fitting in the new format of the university, in which 5 times 15 minutes around a specific theme are shared with the audience. This time: Medical Miracles.

It was fun to deliver a 15-minute overview of the developments in healthcare, all around one question: will the hospital soon be in your pocket?

On the crossroads of innovation in healthcare, we recently started a cooperation with the ministry of Health, Wellbeing and Sports, to create the Health Innovation School. This is a place where ‘future and emerging leaders’ can develop their knowledge about innovation.


Lucien Engelen

Universiteit van Nederland

Even the best surgeon can’t beat the precision of a robot. My good friend and Singularity-colleague Prof. Dr. Ir. Maarten Steinbuch has all about robot-surgeons.


Maarten Steinbuch

Universiteit van Nederland

In some cases, it might be more helpful to fill in a survey on your smartphone than to visit a dermatologist, if you want to know it a certain spot on your arm is malignant or not. Prof. Dr. Chris Snijders (TU Eindhoven) tells us why.

Universiteit van Nederland

Plastic might be ugly and bad for our planet, but it can also save your life. Dr. Patricia Dankers (TU Eindhoven) has all the details.


Patricia Dankers

Universiteit van Nederland

After tumor surgery, 20% of the patients need an extra treatment because part of the tumor was not taken out completely. Prof. Dr. Ron Heeren (Maastricht University eand MUMC) thinks he has a solution.

Ron Heeren

Universiteit van Nederland

More lectures from a wide range of scientists are collected on the website of the Universiteit van Nederland.

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