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.