The 2020s: An NJIT researcher gives us a glimpse at the future of technology – NJ.com

By Atam Dhawan

As our civilization evolves, so do our expectations of technology. Together, they demonstrate how dramatic advances in robots, nanotechnology-enabled sensors and high-powered computing will continue to change and evolve our society. Importantly, many of these technologies, including smart robots, point-of-care devices and machine intelligence, will empower individuals to enjoy their lives more purposefully.

Here is my list of new goalposts for the next decade in three spheres: health care, environmental sustainability and technology-assisted living.

Healthcare:

Sustainable Environment:

Technology-Assisted Living:

Atam Dhawan is the senior vice provost for research at NJIT, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering and an inventor. With several issued patents, some commercialized, Dhawan was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors in 2015 for his work on point-of-care technologies in health care. He serves as the chair of the National Institutes of Healths point-of-care research network.

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