The next big company under the Alphabet umbrella has been announced as Verily, which is the new name for Google’s Life Sciences division. The division’s goal is to utilize technological breakthroughs to “create a true picture of human health.”
In a video attached to the announcement, Verily describes how automakers include sensors with cars to easily diagnose problems. The company wants to use that same approach to “uncover new truths about health and disease,” gain a better understanding about these ailments, and intervene more precisely.
“Our multidisciplinary teams have access to advanced research tools, large scale computing power, and unique technical expertise,” copy on Verily’s website reads.
The ultimate goal is to find ways to provide mankind with more preventative care, rather than reacting to someone getting sick. Verily says it will use advanced hardware to build revolutionary devices, and utilize software to better understand and analyze what’s occurring in our bodies.
Verily, which began with Google’s Life Sciences division in 2012, is led by a strong executive committee, and includes Andy Conrad, Ph. D., Brian Otis, Ph. D, and Jessica Mega, M.D., MPH.
“Verily is focused on using technology to better understand health, as well as prevent, detect, and manage disease,” the company said.
We often think of how technology can improve and make our daily lives more manageable. But imagine how these same technological breakthroughs can lead to a healthier mind and body. That’s the path Verily is currently on.