Okay, maybe not quite an Amazing Kreskin or Nostradamus type of prediction. Every week, I continue to read of more and more examples of how technology is being embraced in medicine. iPads to aid in surgery, smartphone apps to improve healthcare delivery, and so on.
Here is another recent example of a surgeon using an iPad every day in the OR. Reading this article reminded me of a potential product idea I had a few months ago. Okay, at the risk of someone stealing the idea and actually doing something with it, I’ll share. I think there is a growing market opportunity to create a package / cover for iPads and smartphones used in the OR. The cover could allow the iPad to be used in the sterile field, while protecting the product and be discarded after use. (The reality is that developing an iPad cover for this use is not in my area of expertise.)