Doc-in-a-box: Pervasive self treatment and diagnosis

Doc-in-a-box: Pervasive self treatment and diagnosis

Wild Card's progress: fully-fledged

This Wild Card came from: 
Workshops/Meetings

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
United Kingdom

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
February 2010

The source of this Wild Card: 
UK Workshop - Nano group

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050

Wild Card's description 
Nano-enabled self diagnosis and self treatment becomes pervasive. This would allow the general public to diagnose, monitor and treat illness themselves having their own ‘Doc in a Box’. Doctors may become redundant and the ageing population could increase. There would also be large scale unemployment of medical professionals.