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Smart Drugs/Meds

Drugs are monitored and released in controlled amounts in the blood stream, optimizing the exact time and dosage. An ingestible pill capsule containing a microchip is swallowed, and afterwards, the microchip transmits a signal to an external electronic device that alerts a drug center where the effects are monitored. The pill does not require a battery as it is powered by short bursts of low-voltage charge sent by the external device.

Brain Scans

An advanced MRI system probes the microstructure of the brain with extremely high resolution, making 10,000x zoom possible. This makes early detection of chemical/degenerative issues in the brain much easier. Medical scanners are used to study diseases ranging from strokes, aneurisms, to Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, as well as depression. Big data helps doctors to analyze the millions of neurons in question, and to verify their conclusions.

Nano Surgery

Nanobots injected into a patient’s blood stream treat disease with much greater accuracy and efficiency, making cancer, aneurisms, and other related treatments and recovery more comfortable. Microscopic robots, small enough to enter living cells, recognize effected areas and deliver treatment directly to the source. Nanobots can use retractable needles, distinguish between healthy and diseased cells, and are powered without batteries using electromagnetic impulses.

Remote Diagnostics

Mobile services allow physicians to monitor patient status information from anywhere in real-time. The technology platform taps into the hospital system and provides waveform data sets such as heart beat, vital signs and imaging data via a secure connection between the hospital and doctor.

Intelligent Virtual Agent Hospital Interface

The AI Agent provides an interface for conversational AI technology, and can be interacted via robotics, mobile devices, VR/AR, a video wall, or holographics. The AI Agent is an in-home companion that provides social interaction, around the clock monitoring, and it interfaces with the complex system of care at the hospital. The agent is personal, fully knowledgeable about the patient’s treatments, needs, and temperaments, and strikes a balance between the needed professionalism of the hospital and the comfort of the home.

Sensory Body Reading

Wireless, water-resistant sensors stick to a patient’s chest, monitoring heart rate, respiratory rate, bodily fluids, and overall activity. Data is analyzed to predict when a patient is on the verge of heart failure or other detectable ailments by comparing trends in his or her vital signs.

Networked Healthcare and Smart Cities

Shared patient data between the home, hospital, and other care facilities gives every healthcare worker a fully informed and complete profile of each patient. Sensors in the city infrastructure monitor dust, pollen, and pollution levels, and patients consult this data to make the best daily health decisions. For those aging in place, in-home sensor alerts help safety-related situations such as when a door is left open or a stove is overheating.

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