We have made some extraordinary progress in medicine the past decades. Cardiovascalur disease, the main cause of mortality, has seen dramatically improved
treatment outcomes in the past 30 years. With AI-enabled diagnostic tools and new immunotherapies on the horizon we expect better chances for those suffering from cancer in the near future. For a long time, the brain was considered a mysterious black box. It is the only organ that we cannot live without and that can not be replaced. While neuroscientists are gradually uncovering more and more about the workings of the brain, neurology remains one of the most challenging disciplines in medicine. Technologies such as MR imaging to identify subtle changes in the brain tissue and structure, fMRI imaging
to measure changes in brain activity, and EEG
to measure electrical activity have given clinicians many new insights into what is happening in brain health and disease. At Philips we are working
with researchers to stimulate the brain using electrodes that are placed on the skull, applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to personalize treatment for patients with severe epilepsy. These implantable deep brain stimulation devices can help control tremors or pain.