Advances in technology, such as artificial intelligence, could help to provide solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Using AI tools such as machine learning and data analytics, researchers can help to track outbreaks, detect illness and eventually secure a treatment.
Technology is helping us to live longer while enjoying a better quality of life. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), soon the number of people aged 60 and older will outnumber children younger than five.
International standards are critically important in the healthcare environment and cover a wide spectrum of devices, systems and domains. The IEC ensures they are kept up-to-date and improved when needed through the work of several TCs (technical committees), primarily IEC TC 62.
According to media reports, a Chinese surgeon has performed the world’s first remote brain surgery using 5G technology on a patient 3 000 km away. The doctor implanted a neurostimulator into the brain of a patient with Parkinson’s disease.