Health future is changing rapidly. Because of 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 may be never happen.
Health future lies on preventing illnesses
As technology is changing, it actually provide 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 the 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 ageing, robots will help third age individuals to live independently longer.
Remote connection of doctors and patients
Visits on your doctor’s office may also be a part of the past. Hence 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 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 speciality 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 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
All the above are results of testing ideas. 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 health sector is one of the top priority, along with education and smart cities. This is underline 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 with producing more start-up companies than other countries (except USA).
Originally published at www.konstantiaachilleos.com