Our detection of degenerative diseases is also set to change thanks to quantum sensing.
While technology like MRI [magnetic resonance imaging] is already in use, quantum sensors are simpler, cheaper and have better resolution, says Sussex University’s Prof Peter Kruger.
“In diseases like multiple sclerosis, the processing speed of the spinal cord to the brain changes. But existing tools cannot pick this up,” he says.
“New quantum sensors would be able to detect these changes in the way that MRI sensors can’t.”