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Nokia’s CEO Thinks Wearables Will Detect Cancer Soon

If I tell you that soon there will come a time when you can wear a device on your wrist that can detect cancer in your body several months before medical tests can, you will call me out for narrating a plot of a cool sci-fi film. But we have already established the fact that the future is here.

Wearables are no longer just limited to gyms.  It is not only about fitness anymore. Wearable industry giants are constantly trying to invest in researches that may one day lead to a great medical breakthrough.

Last week, Nokia’s Chief Executive Officer, Rajeev Suri, shared an insight at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland regarding future therapeutic treatments. He said that with the help of technology we might be able to spot cancer “several months” before a medical diagnosis.

Referring to micro wearable scanners 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.”

This claim may sound a little unbelievable right now but Nokia has been working in the wearable industry for quite some years and has excelled in making fitness and sleep tracker. Not only this, Nokia has also invested a great deal of resources into its research teams to find solutions to various health problems.

A current product that the team is working on is a sleeve that can track glucose, cholesterol and lactic acid levels in your blood stream. It will not just serve as a fitness tracker but as the perfect bridge between your doctors’ visits

Suri believes that trackers like these can help medical professionals to watch out for your wellbeing, and one those components might have the capacity to spot cancer sooner than doctors do at the present time.

This isn’t set out to be a consumer product anytime time soon. Nokia seems very keen about investing in future healthcare technology. This may mean the gadget maybe utilized by healthcare department as opposed to being incorporated on a customer fitness tracker. Wherever it’s utilized however, it’d be extraordinary to see this new tech hit the market and enable clients to spot cancer sooner than at any other time in history.

Laraib Zafar
A final year med student, tripping on tea, trying to figure out how to adult.

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