Early detection of dementia
One of the leading causes of death in the US is Alzheimer’s disease, a common form of dementia. With the slow increase in the average age of the population, there is likelihood for the rise in the number of deaths because of dementia. In spite of this it stays a challenge to catch the early signs. Oxford brain diagnostics say that they have technology, which can identify the conditions much before the symptoms show up. They use the technique called CDM-cortical disarray measurement. Scientists can use this technique to get detailed information from existing MRI scans. With this changes in the micro-anatomy of the brain can be detected. Damage to the set up on politics in the early stages of the disease can be revealed by this method as it is sensitive to disruption at a cellular scale
Blockchain for health
The patient has always been central to healthcare but recently it has become necessary to involve the patient even more deeply. There have conversations doing rounds about how doctors Store data, who is responsible for keeping them and in what manner they are shared. Medicalchain has taken efforts and help people get access to their medical records. They have devised a way that patients can view as well as share their data and information with their medical care providers by using block chain technology, which also finds use in cryptocurrency. This technology will empower the patient, as there is growth of online consultations.
Mobile cancer screening
Over 570,000 cases of cervical cancer what discovered in 2018 globally. The low and middle-income societies see nearly 90% of deaths from cervical cancer. Early intervention and improve the screening can reduce the mortality rate. MobileODT have come up with a handheld colposcope called Eva system. This is powered by battery and can capture high-quality images of the cervix. They have also worked with the National Cancer Institute and have developed a machine learning algorithm and have called it automatic visual evaluation (AVE). This helps to produce an accurate diagnosis within minutes.