Wearable technology that can predict cancerous growths ‘several months’ before they form are just around the corner, according to one technology expert.
Nokia’s chief says the firm is working on a scanning device that will pick up on biomarkers that indicate the conditions needed for abnormal cell growth to happen.
A number of other medical innovations have also been envisaged that will make use of ultra-fast 5G mobile internet networks in the future.
That includes remote surgery conducted from across the world, as well as ambulances that are able to transmit data to a hospital ahead of its arrival.
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The comments were made Rajeev Suri, chief executive of the Espoo, Finland, based consumer electronics company.
Speaking at a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mr Suri said: ‘With these sort of products, you can start to prevent stuff before it occurs and we think through biomarkers you can even figure out cancer several months before it occurs.