[Medicine 4.0: examples of applications of electronics, information technology and microsystems in modern medicine]

Med Sci (Paris). 2018 Nov;34(11):978-983. doi: 10.1051/medsci/2018236. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
[Article in French]


The electronic advances of the last hundred years have made enormous contributions to medical research and the development of new therapeutic methods. In recent years in particular, it has been demonstrated that intelligent sensors, with appropriate radio interfaces, will soon allow diagnostic and therapeutic processes in medicine to be linked to one another - this will enable the development of completely new forms of therapy [1]. This new "Medicine 4.0" was the subject of a first article in the series, which presented the progress achieved through the merging of microsensor technology, microelectronics, information and communication technologies, with a particular focus on the case of personalized chemotherapy. The purpose of this new article is to present more practical applications of these new therapeutic methods.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bruxism / diagnosis
  • Bruxism / therapy
  • Drug Delivery Systems / instrumentation
  • Drug Delivery Systems / methods
  • Electrodes, Implanted*
  • Humans
  • Hygiene
  • Hypertension / therapy
  • Information Technology* / trends
  • Lab-On-A-Chip Devices
  • Microtechnology* / instrumentation
  • Microtechnology* / methods
  • Mobile Applications / supply & distribution
  • Mobile Applications / trends
  • Music Therapy / instrumentation
  • Music Therapy / methods
  • Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Precision Medicine* / instrumentation
  • Precision Medicine* / methods
  • Precision Medicine* / trends
  • Telemedicine / instrumentation
  • Telemedicine / methods
  • Telemedicine / trends