As we already know, not only science has been accompanying health throughout history. Technology, always closely, has been tracing paths. From mechanical tools, to machinery of the highest precision today, which day by day do not stop evolving.
We find, for example, systems such as the Da Vinci robot, a team working with great care in the operation of patients. A different surgical team: Its members, instead of blood vessels, have cables. And the blood that flows to us is replaced by electrical impulses.
On the other hand, the decryption of the human genome brings with it numerous advances in the field of health. Personalized sequencing promises exponential progress in the way we relate to our health. The information, by way of feedback, can be used as preventive medicine, before possible pathological beginnings, that make us establish changes in lifestyle and apply personalized therapies. It opens to us, then, a field of undoubted medical improvements in the attention, study and automation of processes of the utmost importance for the control of an optimal state of health in citizens.
Another new medical revolution: The cellular atlas.
That is the mega-project that has biology as its next goal, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to build the map of the 37.2 billion human cells: “A scheme to capture and examine millions of cells individually using the most powerful tools of modern genomics and cell biology, “says MIT. A career to which Mark Zuckerberg has joined, which contributes funds in this field of research. A new challenge that will allow us to develop drugs targeting specific targets.
The entry of the health sector into these types of projects makes cybersecurity a battle weapon for possible cyber attacks on electronic devices, such as pacemakers. And also against data theft.
It is the process that the world’s security technology departments are currently in. The European Union announced a public-private collaboration around cybersecurity, in which € 1.8 billion is invested.
On the other hand, we are faced with another important point in security, in this case, within the framework of the Data Protection Law. The use of citizen information is understood as “breaking the privacy rules”. Currently, with the arrival of the Covid-19 epidemic, the European Union is having access to certain data and parameters of the citizens to be able to contain the expansion. Of course, through anonymization protocols. It is of paramount importance to rethink certain parameters and create systems that keep us safe against theft and use of private data.
It is not difficult to deduce, therefore, that personal information in conjunction with technology will play a fundamental role in the next milestones in the history of medicine.