We all know that ageing is a result of accumulated redundancies over time caused due to sub-optimal functioning of old cells. These cells which lose their functional power due to oxidation or lack of specific resource, hinder optimal performance as they create a toxic environment . Tracking these inefficiencies and administering a solution quickly is the best possible way to prevent this accumulation and hence slow down the rapid ageing processes.
It is the inability to know and instantly address the body’s functional errors, that gives us no control over the ageing process. In our current day practices, the unaware patient consults a doctor when there is a repetitive sign of discomfort (symptom). The symptom could be a resultant of a certain failed process that has occurred over a few days/months prior. Though the body’s repair system is on the job, there might be scenarios where the repair system has been overpowered due to the latency in administering a solution.
Hence it becomes extremely important to track and monitor processes that help us stay informed and take preventive measures to quickly solve redundancies. A periodic check-up can help us keep abreast of the current performance and also help us analyze by comparing with past metrics, which can hint at processes that under performed from the last time period and hence a quick measure can be taken.
In order to stay informed, we need to quickly develop and adapt to medical devices and wearables, capable of tracking data. Everyday check on pressure, temperature, urine, blood and flow analysis, can reveal a lot of information, regarding the current state of affairs.
For instance, A simple urine test home kit can reveal abnormalities in urinary systems, kidney functions, liver and pancreatic functions, bacterial infections, acidosis/sepsis, advanced kidney, bladder or prostate cancer, nutrition conditions, dehydration and more or a handheld or a wireless ultrasound probe can help understand the causes of pain, swelling and infection or diagnose heart conditions or even flow obstructions.
Even better would be to see everyday use of nanomedical concepts like VCSN (Vascular Cartographic Scanning Nanodevice) or the Gastro-intestinal microscanning devices can help us understand processes and failures at molecular level and administer solution for base processes. Nanosensor embedded wearables are being developed to detect pathogens in the environment and help us take measures to avoid harmful pathogens.
In order to enable individuals to stay informed about their body condition, it would require tracking and collecting from these various devices and synthesize data over combination of parameters to arrive at easy intelligence for a regular individual to interpret.
For instance; An urine device reports data that determines ketone test positive and the blood test device sends data reporting as blood glucose levels are high, then you would want to quickly recommend to drink plenty of water and fluids containing no calories to “wash out” the ketones. Since untreated high blood glucose with positive ketones can lead to a life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis, it is important to test blood glucose every 4 hours and share data in real-time with your assisting doctor to make sure that the individual is free from complications
To manage and streamline this barrage of data, Quahog Life Sciences are building a decision platform that allows users to connect devices and get informed decisions on their mobile phones, keeping them informed at all times.
About Quahog Decision Platform
Quahog Decision Platform is an analytical framework that serves synthesized patient data (Patient Stack), which helps patients to measure and monitor health periodically and help doctors in diagnosis and predictions of diseases with possible prescriptive measures.
The data architecture is the unique feature of the engine. It uses the concepts of system biology to map events at the molecular level in order to draw a relationship across various attributes of the human body facilitating full blown body investigations.
The Patient Stack will find applications in the following areas
- Risk Mitigation measures for Invasive Repair
- Drug Personalization
- Diet Personalization
- Provide deep insights for cell culture and analysis.
The Patient Stack contains the complete history, prescriptions, results and predictions of a particular patient, which can be accessed by external applications using API methods.