Google is making human skin as part of research into “wristband that can detect cancer,” reports the Independent:
… Read the rest
Google has been making synthetic human skin as part of work to create a wristband that can detect cancer, impending heart attacks and other diseases.
Scientists in the life sciences division of Google X laboratories in California needed to create arms that were as realistic as possible to test the technology.
Dr Andrew Conrad said the system, which is still in the early stages of development, would detect cancer cells when they first appear by using nanoparticles that “search” the body for disease.
It would theoretically allow diagnosis long before any physical symptoms appear, enabling early intervention to reduce the fatality rate of illnesses.
“We’re trying to change medicine from being episodic and reactive, like going to the doctor saying ‘my arm hurts’, to being proactive and preventative,” he told The Atlantic.