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 persistent — and expensive — health problems, including Type 1 diabetes, heart arrhythmias, and digestive diseases.
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.
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[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