Technology to tackle health issues

Mr Jeff Brue, who was wrongly diagnosed as having a rare cancer, is hoping his digital storage system can help improve the healthcare sector with better quality images of scans.
Mr Jeff Brue, who was wrongly diagnosed as having a rare cancer, is hoping his digital storage system can help improve the healthcare sector with better quality images of scans.PHOTO: NYTIMES

Artificial intelligence and Wi-Fi are being used in new medical devices to analyse and diagnose health conditions

NEW YORK • Americans are turning to the latest tech devices for a booster shot - to prevent and detect medical problems early and avoid costly trips to the doctor's or emergency room.

Among the new inventions are many that use artificial intelligence (AI), sensors or Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to do a host of ground-breaking tasks, from detecting Alzheimer's disease from the sound of one's voice to telling breast cancer patients, in real-time, if their chemotherapy treatment is working.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 25, 2019, with the headline 'Technology to tackle health issues'. Print Edition | Subscribe