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Artificial intelligence

Smart devices for better health

MIT Technology Review Insights examines the ways AI and wireless connectivity are reimagining healthcare.

Artificial intelligence, miniaturization, and wireless connectivity enable smart medical devices that can improve people’s health, says this MIT Technology Review Insights paper, produced in association with Medtronic. They can have an impact on complex and challenging health problems, including type 1 diabetes, heart arrhythmias, and digestive diseases.

MIT Technology Review Insights

With improved computing power and artificial intelligence, researchers can create “virtual patients” — computer simulations using real patient data. Medical devices that can learn and adapt to the needs of a specific patient help providers create more tailored individualized approaches to patient care.


[Artificial intelligence] has the potential to significantly decrease the burden of diabetes, allowing people with diabetes greater freedom and health.”


–Jennifer McVean, M.D., Pediatric Endocrinologist, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital