Nokia’s CEO Rajeev Suri was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where he mentioned something about future health tech that Nokia is currently developing. Suri said that the future of healthcare is on prevention rather than reactive approach as we are currently doing.
Here in Croatia, (actually it was way back then in Yugoslavia) we have a saying that it is better to prevent than to cure. And Nokia is doing just that with its trackers that could eventually help doctors spot some serious illnesses, even cancer, Suri said. One part of Health team is working on a sleeve tracker that can measure levels of cholesterol, glucose and lactic acid. This kind of product may not be targeted for the mass market, but rather for medical personnel, or your doctor that could monitor some parameters crucial for a detection of specific illnesses. This way Nokia is planning on helping modern healthcare and hopefully make some wearable gadget that could be saving your life in the future.
I am definitely not against such a device. I only wish that its battery will last a month or months, because otherwise it won’t be invisible to the user if he needs to charge it daily. It would be interesting to just take a peek in Nokia Health laboratories…