The Eye, The Brain and The Auto
8th World Research Congress on Vision and Driving
October 7-9, 2018
Motor City Casino Hotel, Detroit, MI
Impact of Disruptive Autonomous Vehicle Technology on Health and Wellness
(About the Illustration)
Leonardo da Vinci epitomized the term “Renaissance Man.” Best known for his paintings, Leonardo’s work as a scientist, inventor and anatomist are shown in this illustration. Artistic license permits the addition of the EKG and the autonomous vehicle because, had he been born five hundred years later, Leonardo may well have been a keynoter at
The Eye, The Brain and The Auto 8th World Research Congress
On Disruptive Technologies:
In 1856 Henry Bessemer conceived a way to convert iron to steel. In so doing he allowed the
construction of bridges to metamorphose from stone Key-stone structures to the wide steel spans Santiago Calatrava designs today.
Disruptive metal technology!
Could Bessemer have conceived of the steel ribbed skyscrapers we take for granted today?
In 1794 Robert Street conceived the internal combustion engine. Displacing mules, oxen, horses, saddle makers, harness leather workers.
Disruptive power technology!
Could Street have conceived the elegantly presented North American International Auto Show or the gasoline powered electricity generators many of us depend on to light our homes after electric storms?
In 1850 Joseph Swann conceived a light bulb. But it wasn’t until 1879 that Thomas Edison finally achieved a bulb with a more durable filament in a vacuum globe ending thousands of years of oil lamps, candles, kerosene systems, gas lights.
Disruptive lighting technology!
Could Joseph Swann or Thomas Edison have conceived of a night major league baseball game lit as brightly as Woodward Avenue at high noon?
And what role will health care professionals, vision scientists, human machine interface experts, and physiologic data gathering analysts play in the gradual, several decade, development of this disruptive transportation technology and in the development of these autonomous vehicles?
So we now conceive of autonomous vehicles. But what role will this disruptive technology bring to human health care besides delivering the patient to his/her physician for care?
We ask where this disruptive transportation technology will impact health care and where we in human medicine and its related worlds of research will find roles in that unfolding technology.