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2 More Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Healthcare

Back in March, we posted an article on the technological advancements seen in AI in the world of healthcare. These developments ranged from groundbreaking advancements in radiology imaging to more efficient methods of documenting medical records. In the past two months alone, AI has quickly become a resource in many other realms of healthcare. The concept's quick growth in both success rate and innovation have made AI a hot topic in the health tech community.

Here are two more developments that not only have people talking but also have the potential to change the way we look at healthcare forever.

1) Wearable AI Systems

senior-doctor-with-smartphone-in-his-office-P3A8S6ZLast week in England, recently discharged patients were sent home with armbands that, with the help of wireless internet and AI technology, are able to monitor one's vitals from the comfort of their own home.
 

This product will benefit both the hospital's and the patients’ success rates. Hospitals will be able treat patients more quickly, which will result in a better-rested staff and greater funds as a result of less emergency room and readmission visits. Patients will have the peace of mind of good healthcare from home while their respiratory rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels are recorded remotely and sent to their physicians.

The FDA recently cleared the use of these armbands in the United States, and they are currently being test driven at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital. If these tracking devices are eventually distributed to hospitals nationally, AI has a chance to save the US up to 40 billion dollars annually by drastically reducing the rates of readmitting patients.

2) Helping the Blind “See”

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 According to the World Health Organization, there are 75 million people impaired with blindness. The ability to see is something people take for granted in their daily lives, and those who lack this ability may struggle to feel a sense of self-sufficiency. Amal glasses have a chance to give those who suffer from blindness more independence and a better quality of living with the help of AI technology.

The Amal glasses use the internet and AI technology to essentially “see” what the wearer can’t and describe it to them. Some examples of how this technology will enhance the daily lives of the visually impaired include warnings of nearby obstacles and the ability to read books, screens, menus, and signs to the wearer. The CEO of Amal Glass, Adel Boseli, believes that these glasses will not only assist the blind in daily challenges but will also increase self-esteem and morale of those afflicted.

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With the abilities of AI evolving everyday, we expect to see plenty more healthcare industry altering advancements in time. Check back here for more updates.