E-viruses – tackling the next frontier in healthcare
In an article published on the MDDI online website, co-authored by three Infosys Life Sciences experts – Dinesh Peter, Nandini Diwakar and Avijit Dutta envision a future where humans are vulnerable to e-viruses from their implantable medical devices and diganostics. These miniaturized chip-based medical devices, implanted in humans, elicit physiological responses that are typical of drugs or stimuli.
In such a scenario of device-human integrated systems, there is a possibility where malicious computer viruses known as ‘e-viruses’ can negatively influence an implant's functions and cause adverse biological reactions in the host system. While research is underway to build robust security counter measures to prevent attacks, healthcare is eventually expected to evolve to a stage where biomedical engineers work in tandem with physicians to tackle e-viruses.
This article presents a discussion on current research along with recommendations for regulatory changes to keep up with the pace in med-tech advancements.
Read the complete article
Published with the permission of UBM group