Quantum sensors will completely transform diagnosis and detection in the healthcare sector. The ability to see beyond the surface is fundamental to the sensors being developed at the UK National Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology.

Scientists and physicists are using the principles of magnetometry to create sensors, meaning that we will be able to further the research into brain and heart conditions, such as Dementia and Heart Disease.

Magnetic induction tomography is a promising technique to identify the sources of atrial fibrillation. With the help of quantum technology, we can develop better, cheaper and smaller technology, thereby opening up the user base. We estimate that once developed, there will be a need for tens of thousands of these sensors in hospitals and GP practices.

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