Reduce mortality and morbidity and provide effective and affordable care for the old and chronically ill, and ultimately society at large.
Developments such as minimal invasive surgery and automated monitor systems help relieve the workload of medical staff and reduce the impact on patients. They also enhance the freedom of choice and independence of patients.
Compared to open surgery, keyhole surgery causes much less damage to patients who in turn can be discharged from hospital much sooner. Autonomous robots or instruments that can be controlled carefully navigate the body. Biosensors carry out measurements in the body, raising the alarm if a bacterial infection has the potential to become a risk factor for the patient.
Advanced models, from cell to organ level, provide additional information that makes diagnoses more accurate. Anonymized images from cameras in patients’ homes are used to analyze and safeguard their recovery process. Hazardous situations are detected at an early stage and paramedics can be on the spot more quickly in the event of emergencies.
By measuring what is happening in the brain and in the rest of the body during the recovery process, the first thing to find out is how the recovery is progressing. The recovery can then be accelerated by using that knowledge in treatment tailored to the individual patient.