July 15, 2019Age Science

New generation of quantum technology

Dr. Kai Bongs, Director of UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology helps us understand the connection between quantum technology, health prevention and diagnostics.

In this podcast we discuss the following:

  • Where is quantum technology today?
  • How will the technology of the future be different from technologies available today?
  • Will quantum sensors transform our approach to preventive healthcare?
  • What areas of healthcare and diagnostics will be supported by quantum technologies?
  • How can quantum technology help us to better understand our brain and its potential?
  • When will quantum sensors be used to detect conditions like autism, schizophrenia and the early symptoms of dementia?
  • What is the role of quantum sensors in mind-directed game-playing?


  • Quantum technology is all about our ability to control and manipulate single quantum particles.
  • The new generation of quantum technology sensors can be even more precise, and allow us to see when neurons in the body fire.
  • Patients might encounter these technologies quite soon in research environments, and be part of studies to evaluate what these technologies can do.
  • We will have a long journey with this new tool of neuroscience research to look into finding biomarkers for dementia, child concentration deficit disorder, schizophrenia and other brain conditions.