We do not need a cure for diseases, but their effective prevention. Seattle-based Artefact Group has developed a concept for the medical surveillance and care system of the future. It is based on a complex of home-based sensors and a mobile laboratory that can make an accurate diagnosis at any time of the day.
All ingenious is simple - instead of agitating lazy citizens to undergo regular medical examinations, you need to entrust this to automation. Sensors in the toilet, bed, refrigerator and smartphone will tell you what the patient is breathing with, what he eats and how the patient sleeps. Data is accumulated and processed in order to promptly respond to warning signs. Next, Aim comes into play, which the system calls directly to the house.
The ambulance of the future is equipped with an autopilot and medical AI, which are connected only by a common task. The “driver” will bring the laboratory to the right place at the right time, the “doctor” will ask the patient to go inside and connect the standard diagnostic equipment. AI interprets the test results and makes a preliminary diagnosis - or identifies the ailment and draws up a treatment program, or takes the patient to hospitalization, to human doctors.
The goal of the AIM project: to fill in the logistic gaps, to outsource the most boring part of the job to robots. No, if you are injured or suddenly sick, call an ambulance with a normal, experienced paramedic. Aim will come in his free time, take tests and fill out questionnaires, but the information from them will significantly help in the prevention of all sores.
The authors of the concept have no doubts that its technical aspects are already able to be implemented, as well as organizational ones. Regarding the cost of the service, if the data on human health are constantly fresh and comprehensive, the factor of surprise will disappear. And it will be possible to save on health insurance, and this is huge money for patients, and for the industry, and for the state.