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Plus other instances of how technology is changing the field of healthcare, as told by Dr. David Putrino at the Brooklyn Biohackers meetup.

Sometimes, in order to solve problems in healthcare, you have to look outside medicine for inspiration.

This was a key takeaway from Thursday’s Brooklyn Biohackers talk by Dr. David Putrino held in Genspace. The nonprofit organization’s community biolab space in downtown Brooklyn was overflowing with people who were interested in the science of human performance. Putrino, a professor at Weill-Cornell Medical College, showed the potential technology holds in terms of optimizing wellness, happiness and fitness.

Putrino, whose experience runs the gamut from studying computational neuroscience at Harvard and MIT to consulting for Red Bull High Performance, introduced the audience to new technologies in the medical field.