It’s amazing that as early as in the 1950s, doctors were bold enough to predict how artificial intelligence would take over medicine despite the limitations that surrounded the technology back then. Today, AI is not just the future but it’s a tool that some doctors don’t want to imagine working without.
However, let’s be on point for clarity. That’s, this is not just another prophecy about “doctor-robot” the long-awaited agent expected to be performing caesarian cessions on women with challenges giving birth the natural way. We are talking about real-life application specific to machine intelligence that now adds special value to patient’s recovery process.
The Depth of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Ph.D. holder and AI researcher Greg Corrado, last year during the TedMed Conference said: “Doctors who engage machine intelligence presented enviable track records of better decision making, as well as increased numbers of success in disease treatment.”
Well, could this be the reason why big tech companies have developed a soft interest in machine learning solutions? Definitely yes, scientist are working with Google Intel, Microsoft, GE, Apple, and IBM, designing algorithms that can now suggest the most effective treatment for specific individuals, diagnose infections such as toe fungus and sepsis. Other models have been used to predict heart issues, with the most amazing being that which predicts the patient who is likely to skip doses or miss medical appointments.
AI-driven Innovations That Now Enhance Patient Health
Having to catch up with therapy schedules to ensure your mental health may be tricky, and that’s where the Woebot comes in. The chatbot, designed by Alison Darcy under the umbrella of Stanford clinic, uses mood graphing to spark chats aimed at making you feel better. It also uploads word games and particular videos to your social media platforms, designed to help you know the thoughts you need to steer clear from. Just to mention, like other AI systems the Woebot becomes smarter over time, with patients recording great improvement in their anxiety level after an interaction.
Other than having to learn about the ailment you are battling on search engines like Yahoo, Bing or Google (which are sometimes not so accurate) the Semantic Scholar, an AI-powered system offers a database with 39 million plus approved studies, where one can search to know more about the treatment options available, for the disease you could be battling. This, in essence, means the patient will be able to link the symptoms they are experiencing, against established studies; to be sure that’s exactly what is being treated.
The dream of having a private nurse available 24/7 is now being made real by Molly, a virtual health assistant that you can bring with you anywhere any time. That is, say, right at home, the avatar can monitor patient’s progress, by extracting data from other medical wearables, then post the info automatically into your medical file for instant live review by your doctor. Molly’s assistance is best recommended for patients who don’t have enough strength to catch up with care.
The AI in this system is tasked with ensuring that a patient doesn’t miss a prescription, to limit the consequences that come with the same, like denting the recovery process. In addition, AiCure uses a camera to confirm what medication weas taken by specifically identified patients to ensure only the correct dosage and medicine are used. This model works best for absent-minded patients or the overly busy folks, giving prompts on the specific thing the patient should be undertaking a set program of events.
As the name suggests, this is a tool that monitors issues to do with heart health. Using CT scan, the AI-powered system is able to analyze your blood flow as well as update on the shape of the heart to prompt or report any signs of potential blockage. The approaches are intended to help or evade health care cost by dealing with issues when it is easy to manage.
Colgate Connect E1
You definitely can connect this with oral hygiene after Colgate has been mentioned and yes, that’s what this app on your smartphone is all about. Colgate Connect E1 uses motion sensors, a magnetometer, and a gyroscope to monitor your teeth health, sending instant feedback to your phone. It’s best recommended for the cavity prone and budding actors.