Soon, a wearable technology that spots cancer before it occurs: Nokia’s chief executive

Davos: Rajeev Suri, the chief executive of Nokia said a wearable technology that can spot the early signs of cancer ‘several months’ before it occurs is just around the corner. Suri said this while speaking at a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

He also said that Nokia is investing heavily in health technology by devoting a new research team to the area, says a report in CNBC.

Suri outlined his vision for the future of medical treatment which included remote surgeries, 5G ambulances, and miniaturised wearable scanners. Read: Cancer breakthrough? This blood test can detect eight most common tumours early

“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,” Suri said.

“Think about how important that is when every month and every day is important to a cancer patient. Imagine someone who has had a heart attack on the street and they are picked up by an ambulance with 5G connectivity, hi-definition scanners and cameras,” he added.

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