Modern technology is changing the way that hospitals and medicine respond to patients’ needs. In light of this, here are 5 Covid-driven A.I. trends that are changing healthcare:
- Bridging the gap between virtual and in-person care: Digital health company Eko offers A.I.-powered stethoscopes along with a hand-held electrocardiogram, a test that evaluates a person's heart health. A patient can, for instance, live stream their heart and lung sounds for their doctor during a virtual visit.
- Expanding lab test accessibility for patients: Remote clinical testing company Healthy.io uses computer vision, artificial intelligence, and colorimetric analysis so that patients can conduct at-home urinary tract infection tests or an annual urine test.
- Driving down radiology costs: That's thanks in part to the use of A.I.-assisted computerized tomography scans, which have grown in popularity for diagnosing Covid-induced pneumonia. In collaboration with the New York School of Medicine, Facebook is working to improve MRIs and aims to create new methods to expedite the scanning process.
- Picturing computer vision: Kaia Health, a digital therapeutics company in the musculoskeletal space based in both New York City and Munich, is using computer vision for motion and posture tracking, which provides patients with real-time feedback on their exercises.
- Deploying passive monitoring technology: One newer approach to monitoring patients is using contactless in-home monitoring systems, which can keep track of a patient's sleep activities and respiration with the help of a sensor.
The power of technology is making strides in the way that people receive care. Such innovations will help people better understand and take care of their bodies!