When a grown-up takes their car to the garage, technicians can use computers to diagnose problems with it.
Have you ever wondered if similar technology could be used to diagnose illnesses in people?
There’s a computer inside the car which takes measurements and records a lot of data whilst it’s driving around.
Not just how much fuel has been used and if the battery correctly charging, but also if something isn’t working the way it should.
Once the technician’s plugged in his laptop, he can check the readings and look online to diagnose faults.
This is part of the Internet of Things – ways to connect things together and to the internet in all sorts of ways!
So, what about computers in our bodies then?
Think about it… it could help spot and diagnose illnesses just like the car can diagnose mechanical problems!
Just imagine, instead of the doctor getting their thermometer out or listening to your chest with a stethoscope, you could just connect yourself to the internet and upload the information directly to your doctor’s computer!
If he wasn’t sure what was wrong with you, he could upload the information to the cloud to ask doctors all over the world!
In the future, we might not need doctors at all!
Computers could analyse the data and diagnose you wherever you were in the world!
Perhaps computers could connect automatically and find out if something was wrong before you even knew yourself!
As you can see – a connected world brings tons of benefits!