HOW HEALTH FUTURE IS BECOMING DIGITAL

The health future is changing rapidly. Because technology is becoming advanced, healthcare is one of the top priorities. Therefore high-tech culture is helping to improve healthcare and to cure illnesses.

Yet the most surprising is time. All these changes in the health system are coming soon. Hence we will all see them in the coming future. This is not a fiction movie that will be never happening.    

Health future lies on preventing illnesses

As technology is changing, it actually provides us with tools that can detect illnesses. Hence we take medicine before we became sick. 

These tools are called ‘sensors’ and in the future, we will all have them in our body. Even though this seems scary and unreal, we will be safer from diseases. 

As soon as there is a change in our body, sensors will warn us to fix it. However, this is maybe not important for illnesses like flu. Yet for more serious diseases like cancer and heart problems, they can save millions of patients.

Better care for those in need

Robotics shows the future is now. Although until now robots are mainly movie characters, this might not be the case in the nearby future. 

Machine learning technology reveals that in the next decade, robots will be workers for factories.

Similarly, the care of the elderly or disabled people will be the responsibility of robots. However elderly people are the priority for designing this type of assistive robots. 

Because of our societies are aging, robots will help third age individuals to live independently longer.

Most doctor visits will be like calling up a YouTube meets virtual human docs and there will also be an aspect of virtual reality. - Leslie Saxon

Remote connection of doctors and patients 

Visits on your doctor’s office may also be a part of the past. Hence the connection of doctors and patients will be constant and over the internet. 

Moreover, the doctor of a patient can have ‘real-time’ data of their heart rate or blood pressure. Therefore the doctor can learn beforehand of any health risks.

In addition, he or she can ask at the same time a specialist to see the data. Hence real-time data will help the specialist to make more accurate health projections. 

For an instant, if a patient has high blood pressure can lead to a future stroke. 

Furthermore, the possibility to connect a patient with doctors of any specialty is impressive. In this way, most patients will not need to travel for their health.

Most common illnesses become the past

Technology is also giving tools for the prevention of diseases. Therefore technology will help us find cures for today’s most common illnesses. 

Yet for researchers to find cures, they need data from every patient that suffers from the specific diseases. That’s why sensors and wearable technology can give the data the health scientists need. 

One example is the deadliest disease in the world: heart disease. In this case, the researchers need to identify the biomarkers in our blood. These substances show the risk or the early beginning of the disease. 

Startup technological companies’ role in health future

All the above are results of testing ideas on the health future sector. What better environment to find them than the startups’ ecosystems. 

Startups are ideas working on becoming a reality. They are tech companies working in many sectors: health, transportation, tourism, finance, and many others.

Yet the health sector is one of the top priorities, along with education and smart cities. This is underlined in the book ‘Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle‘ by Saul Singer.
 
Moreover, the book examines how Israel, a small nation, was able to reach such economic growth by producing more start-up companies than other countries (except the USA).
 
Keep learning. Keep growing.

Konstantia

Posted on 30/05/2018. This article contains affiliate links.

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