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Make It So by Christopher Noessel, Nathan Shedroff

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CHAPTER 12

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Medicine

Assistive Medical Interfaces 259

Autonomous Medical Interfaces 280

Life and Death 283

Sci-Fi Medical Interfaces Are Focused Mainly on the Critical Situation 290

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Figure 12.1Star Trek: The Original Series, “The Naked Time” (Season 1, Episode 4, 1966).

In sickbay, Dr. McCoy gestures with an open palm, inviting Mr. Spock to rest against the nearly vertical biobed. Nurse Chapel presses down on the head of the bed, swiveling it horizontally. At once a panel above the bed illuminates, showing how the patient’s vitals are doing against ...

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