According to the McKinsey Global Institute, using data to better predict the healthcare needs of the U.S. population could save between $300 and $450 billion. (via NetAppVoice: Scientists Save Healthcare (But They’re Not From Med School) - Forbes)
Wireless chips swim through your veins will revolutionalise medical technology.
Stanford electrical engineers have created a tiny wireless chip, driven by magnetic currents, that’s small enough to travel inside the human body. They hope it will someday be used for a wide range of biomedical applications, from delivering drugs to cleaning arteries.
In a few years time, these little devices could be analysing your blood, delivering regular doses of drugs, and even zapping blood clots from your arteries.
Coming soon: microscopic drone bots breaking down plaque in your coronary arteries.
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