10 Sci-Fi Technologies Coming to a Medical Device Near You


It is hard to fathom how many advances have been directly inspired by science fiction. Smartphones, robots, the Internet, helicopters, bionic eyes, and rocket ships were all described by science fiction authors before they become a reality. As Igor Sikorsky, inventor of the helicopter, put it: “Anything that one man can imagine, another man can make real.”

The genre continues to help drive advances applicable to the medical field as well. Here are 10 science fiction-inspired technologies that could be the next to break into medtech.


About Peter Coffaro 1436 Articles
A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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