Clearly communicating the symptoms plays a vital role in accurate diagnosis. However, many patients struggle to describe their symptoms realistically, without downplaying or amplifying them. Augmented reality in healthcare can help both patients and doctors understand medical conditions better. Moreover, AR can help doctors handle other diagnosis-related tasks, such as taking medical notes.
Making veins easier to spot
Every person’s anatomy is different, and with some patients, it is rather hard to spot their veins. According to statistics, 40% of intravenous injections
miss the vein on the first attempt.
AccuVein, a global producer of medical imaging solutions, has solved this problem. The company developed a device that uses AR to illuminate veins, enabling medical professionals to view the vein map clearly on patients’ skin while administering intravenous injections.
Bringing important data into view
While diagnosing patients, physicians must constantly look up relevant information on their screen, scattering their attention between their PC and the patient.
Atheer, a California-based startup, developed augmented interactive reality (AIR) glasses that are connected to an Android-powered computer. These glasses can display relevant patient data within physicians’ field of view during checkups. Additionally, doctors can interact with the presented information via voice commands and hand gestures.
Augmented reality-based healthcare apps permit users to perform self-checks, monitor their conditions, and contact a professional when needed.
SkinVision uses machine learning, a subset of AI
, and augmented reality to assess any suspicious spots or moles on the skin. All you need to do is to take a photo of the affected area using the app, which will analyze the spot and classify it as high/medium/low risk. You can set a reminder to repeat the procedure to continuously monitor the progress. All these images are stored in the SkinVision database.