HEALTHCARE

THE APPLICATION OF AI IN HEALTHCARE

The application of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare has already proven very effective in areas such as diagnoses of medical conditions, identification of malignant cells and even dispensing of medication. The application of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare is only in its beginning stages, but this is a sector that is likely to benefit substantially from this technology.

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Interesting Projects & Applications of

AI in Healthcare

 

Robot-assisted surgery

Robotic surgeries are considered “minimally invasive” — meaning practitioners replace large incisions with a series of quarter-inch incisions and utilize miniaturized surgical instruments.

Cognitive surgical robotics combines information from actual surgical experiences to improve surgical techniques. In this type of procedure, medical teams integrate the data from pre-op medical records with real-time operating metrics to improve surgical outcomes. The technique enhances the physician’s instrument precision and can lead to a 21 percent reduction in a patient’s length of hospital stay post-operation.

The da Vinci technique allows surgeons to perform a range of complex procedures with greater flexibility and control than conventional approaches. Considered to be the world’s most advanced surgical robot, the da Vinci has robotic limbs with surgical instruments attached and provides a high-definition, magnified, 3D view of the surgical site. A surgeon controls the machine’s arms from a seat at a computer console near the operating table. This allows the surgeon to successfully perform surgeries in tight spaces and reduces the margin for error.

Also under the physician’s control is HeartLander — a miniature mobile robot that can enter the chest through an incision below the sternum. It reduces the damage required to access the heart and allows the use of a single device for performing stable and localized sensing, mapping, and treatment over the entire surface of the heart. In addition to administering the therapy, the robot adheres to the epicardial surface of the heart and can autonomously navigate to the directed location.

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Robot-Assisted Surgery

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Website: https://medrobotics.com/


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Medrobotics Corporation is a privately-held, surgical products company with a core competency in robotics. The Company’s vision is to provide more patients with access to minimally invasive surgery. Headquartered in Raynham, Massachusetts, Medrobotics manufactures and markets its flagship product, the Flex® Robotic System, a robot-assisted platform that provides surgeons with single-site access and visualization of hard-to-reach anatomical locations.

Website: https://www.intuitive.com/


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Intuitive, maker of the da Vinci® Surgical System, was founded with a simple belief: People needing medical intervention should recover as quickly and completely as possible. The da Vinci Surgical System was one of the first robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgical systems cleared by the FDA. Today a family of da Vinci systems and technologies is used by surgeons in all 50 U.S. States and 66 countries around the world.

Website: https://www.intuitive.com/


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Intuitive, maker of the da Vinci® Surgical System, was founded with a simple belief: People needing medical intervention should recover as quickly and completely as possible. The da Vinci Surgical System was one of the first robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgical systems cleared by the FDA. Today a family of da Vinci systems and technologies is used by surgeons in all 50 U.S. States and 66 countries around the world.

Hansen Medical

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Based out of Silicon Valley in California, Hansen Medical focusses on medical robots. Until now it has developed two of the best medical robots called Magellan robotics system and Sensei X robotics system that carries cardiac and vascular surgeries.

 

Microbot

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Based out of Silicon Valley in California, Hansen Medical focusses on medical robots. Until now it has developed two of the best medical robots called Magellan robotics system and Sensei X robotics system that carries cardiac and vascular surgeries.

 

Verb Surgical

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Based out of Silicon Valley in California, Hansen Medical focusses on medical robots. Until now it has developed two of the best medical robots called Magellan robotics system and Sensei X robotics system that carries cardiac and vascular surgeries.

 

Accuray

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Based out of Silicon Valley in California, Hansen Medical focusses on medical robots. Until now it has developed two of the best medical robots called Magellan robotics system and Sensei X robotics system that carries cardiac and vascular surgeries.

 

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Virtual nursing assistants

Virtual nursing assistants could reduce unnecessary hospital visits and lessen the burden on medical professionals. According to Syneos Health Communications, 64 percent of patients reported they would be comfortable with AI virtual nurse assistants, listing the benefits of 24/7 access to answers and support, round-the-clock monitoring, and the ability to get quick answers to questions about medications.

San Francisco-based virtual nurse assistant Sensely recently raised $8 million in Series B funding to deploy fleets of AI-powered nurse avatars to clinics and patients. The key goals of the technology are to keep patients and care providers in communication between office visits and to prevent hospital readmission. Sensely’s most commonly referenced nurse is Molly, which uses a proprietary classification engine and listens and responds to users.

Care Angel’s virtual nurse assistant Angel is another good example for this category. The bot enables wellness checks through voice and AI to drive better medical outcomes at a lower cost. It is able to manage, monitor, and communicate using unique insights and real-time notifications.

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Digital Consultation

Apps like Babylon in the UK use AI to give medical consultation based on personal medical history and common medical knowledge. Users report their symptoms into the app, which uses speech recognition to compare against a database of illnesses. Babylon then offers a recommended action, taking into account the user’s medical history.

By combining the ever-growing power of AI with the best medical expertise of humans, Babylon Health can deliver unparalleled access to healthcare, including personalised health assessments, treatment advice and face-to-face appointments with a doctor 24/7.

With existing operations in the UK and Rwanda, plus plans in progress with major providers in China, the USA and the Middle East, Babylon Health is on the path to achieving its mission of putting an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth.

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Future Projects for AI in Healthcare

The increasing availability of healthcare data and rapid development of big data analytic methods have made possible the recent successful applications of AI in healthcare.

Managing Medical Records and Other Data

Since the first step in health care is compiling and analyzing information (like medical records and other past histories), data management is the most widely used application of artificial intelligence and digital automation. Robots collect, store, re-format, and trace data to provide faster, more consistent access.

Doing Repetitive Jobs

Analyzing tests, X-Rays, CT scans, data entry, and other mundane tasks can all be done faster and more accurately by robots. Cardiology and radiology are two disciplines where the amount of data to analyze can be overwhelming and time consuming. Cardiologists and radiologists in the future should only look at the most complicated cases where human supervision is useful.

Virtual Nurses

The startup Sense.ly has developed Molly, a digital nurse to help people monitor patient’s condition and follow up with treatments, between doctor visits. The program uses machine learning to support patients, specializing in chronic illnesses.

In 2016, Boston Children’s Hospital developed an app for Amazon Alexa that gives basic health information and advice for parents of ill children. The app answers asked questions about medications and whether symptoms require a doctor visit.

Medication Management

The National Institutes of Health have created the AiCure app to monitor the use of medication by a patient. A smartphone’s webcam is partnered with AI to autonomously confirm that patients are taking their prescriptions and helps them manage their condition. Most common users could be people with serious medical conditions, patients who tend to go against doctor advice, and participants in clinical trials.

Benefits of AI in Healthcare

Even though AI has been around for a while, it’s been seeing a real boom and progress the past few years. Even though AI has advanced to a great extent, the AI system cannot operate fully by themselves or think as a human would, at least not yet. Still, AI offers the following great benefits to healthcare providers and practices all around the world:

Fast & Accurate diagnostics:

Some diseases require immediate action otherwise they will become more severe. Luckily AI systems have the capability to learn from previous cases and store knowledge, as well as access stored knowledge anywhere around the globe. After some studies or research on artificial neural networks, researchers say that it is scientifically proven that these networks can diagnose fast & accurate some other diseases includes eye problems, malignant melanoma etc.

Reduce Human errors:

AI may be most effective at reducing human error. After all, human beings are emotional and sensitive beings, so any emotional trauma or stress on the doctor’s side might pose a threat to the patient undergoing the operation. AI could be the best assistant as it would monitor the whole procedure and greatly decrease stressful situations.

Cost Reduction:

With the emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, the patient can get doctor assistance without visiting hospitals/clinics which results in cost-cutting. AI assistants provide online care  &  assist patients to add their data more frequently via online medical records etc.

Virtual Presence:

This technology is also known as Telemedicine which allows specialists to assist their patients who live in remote locations. Using a remote presence robot, doctors can engage with their staff & patients in hospitals/clinics & assist or clear their queries.

LEADING PROVIDERS OF AI SOLUTIONS FOR THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR

R3 CORDA

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Fenergo

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Ripple

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R3 CORDA

R3 builds blockchain technology to transform the way the world does business. Our global network of partners works with us to develop innovative apps for finance and commerce on our blockchain platform, Corda.

VISIT WEBSITE

Fenergo

Fenergo KYC is an out-of-the-box, rules-driven solution for all Know Your Customer policy requirements to support regulatory needs across multiple jurisdictions and business lines.

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Ripple

Ripple helps banks’ customers send money to their loved ones in many emerging markets like Mexico, India and Thailand, to name a few. The opportunity: increase share of this large and growing market.

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