Better care at lower cost
Medical sensors with built-in connectivity tied to health analytics provide clinical dashboards allowing caregivers to treat the most critical patients first.
From reactive to proactive
Mobile devices increase patient engagement and offer new opportunities for preventative applications and services.
From general to personalized
Increased accessibility, lower costs and greater accuracy of whole genome sequencing are enabling a shift to more personalized medicine.
Augmented treatment & care
Robotics will augment and enhance healthcare in key areas such as precision surgery, assisted living, and autonomous trollies in hospitals.
Better Care at Lower Cost
Telemedicine and remote patient monitoring
Healthcare today is primarily based on doctor-patient face-to-face interactions with the burden resting heavily on the patient. Chronic disease patients must monitor their own vitals and look for abnormalities that might trigger a call to a physician or, worse yet, an emergency visit costing the healthcare system tens of thousands of dollars.
Due largely to Arm’s unmatched partner ecosystem, remote patient monitoring is now widely possible enabled by Arm’s powerful and power-efficient IP for integrated connectivity and compute-enabled sensing solutions. Remote caregivers equipped with powerful healthcare analytics and dashboards can monitor patient data seamlessly and securely. Now caregivers can focus their limited time with patients on the most urgent needs and offer ongoing preventative care.
Reactive to Proactive Health
The smartphone transforms patient engagement
Today we rely on reactive healthcare focused on acute care. Individuals, companies, governments and insurers are seeking to redefine the healthcare model to focus on prevention first.
By analyzing data from medical sensors, activity trackers and health records, doctors can suggest personalized behavioral modifications. A good example is a hypertension patient with a continuous blood pressure wearable that can also monitor sodium levels in sweat. Should levels trend abnormally, it can notify the patient immediately and suggest lowering salt intake and increasing physical activity.
Over time, such systems can lead to long-term lifestyle changes resulting in drastically improved health and well being.
Population health to personalized medicine
Traditional drug development has relied on clinical trials run across large demographically diverse patient populations, without accounting for individual genetic variances. Today’s compute availability has significantly lowered the cost of DNA sequencing, while greatly increasing accuracy.
Leveraging the stability of underlying algorithms, Arm’s partners are driving further optimizations to drastically increase speed and scale in both general-purpose processors and on-chip hardware accelerators. Analysis and treatment can now be targeted to the individual; assessing how each person will respond to a treatment or how a particular alternative treatment will work for a specific individual.
Physical and emotional human assistance
Robotics will play a critical role in healthcare in areas like precision surgery, elder care and emotional companionship. Surgical robots are ideal for complex, invasive procedures where extreme motion control is required. Medical assistance robots can help in elder care where human resources are insufficient. Emotional robots recognize human emotions, adapt to preferences and mimic a pleasant, caring, likeable human.
The level of complexity and compute in these applications is diverse, covering both decision-making faculties and precise motion. Scalable Arm processor and multi-media technology, combined with a vibrant ecosystem of application and algorithm providers, enable these evolving robotics applications.