With the help of advancements in technology, early cancer detection may become a part of the future.
According to CNBC, Rajeev Suri, the CEO of Nokia, outlined his vision for the future of medical treatment and technology, which included remote surgeries, 5G ambulances and miniaturized wearable scanners.
During a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Suri stated “with these sort of products, you can start to prevent stuff before it occurs and we think through biomarkers you can even figure out Cancer several months before it occurs.” Suri further stressed why this kind of technology is needed. “Think about how important that is when every month and every day is important to a cancer patient.”
Nokia believes advances technology can shape the future of healthcare and has devoted a new research team specifically for this industry. There is a strong possibility that with the advent of 5G internet, remote surgery could become an option for patients. “Imagine a doctor in Chicago doing an operation for someone in Taiwan using robotic surgery. You want the doctor to feel immediate feedback to what the robot is experiencing,” Suri said.
Nokia’s push for advancements in medical treatment is underway. The company is currently developing a wearable sleeve with scannable chips, which can track specific health related information, levels of glucose, cholesterol and lactic acid. It would be more than than a fitness device, but rather a health tracker in between doctor appointments, thus allowing medical professionals access to important information about patients.
Nokia is also working with China Mobile Research Institute on a 5G ambulance that could save people in emergency situations.