Where we are
Most people’s idea of health maintenance is a yearly check up that they often skip. From wearables like watches and UV detectors, to toilets that scan waste and monitor heart health through the glutes, technology can now provide health analysis, updates and detect early stages of illness while the user sits back.
Where we’re going
IoT will allow big tech to exploit massive amounts of data to provide personalized and dynamic health plans, treat sickness before the onset of symptoms and deliver on-demand medication. Imagine a pill or nanobot inside you that monitors your health and releases drugs automatically.
How to think about it
A minimum viable product won’t cut it in healthcare, being the highly ethical and regulated environment it is. With people’s lives on the line, this is one area where the partnership between disruptive technology and industry insiders is essential.