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Top 4 Healthcare Technology Trends That Work in the Future

 / June 16, 2020

Healthcare has always been a big concern no matter what century it is. However, at the moment, thanks to all the advanced technologies, human beings are living in the best period of time. So, what are those healthcare technology trends helping us go through the deadliest diseases like cancers, stroke, diabetes, etc.?

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1. AI Technology

Despite popular belief, the use of AI didn’t just show up around the past few years the very first expert AI program was launched in the 60s. Its main purpose was to identify unknown molecules, in other words, the software was developed to serve the chemistry field. And it was a big inspiration for creating MYCIN – a program that could put names on various bacterias and one of the first backward chaining expert systems.

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At the moment, thanks to many benefits derived such as cost-saving, increasing patient satisfaction, etc., healthcare assisting AI programs are invested in and launched more than ever. They use complex algorithms and software deep learning to solve various issues related to the healthcare industry. According to Forbes, 5 most powerful examples of this are:

  • AI-assisted robotic surgery
  • Virtual nursing assistant
  • Aid clinic judgment or diagnosis
  • Workflow and administration task
  • Image analysis

To perform these difficult activities, AI programs are developed to analyze, interpret and comprehend complicated medical and healthcare data.

Even though there are a lot of advantages when it comes to using AI in the healthcare industry, some drawbacks that might be mentioned are that these programs can only understand what it is told; or cannot tell the cause of the disease despite their ability to predict it very accurately.

Top AI healthcare companies: Remedy Health, Subtle Medical, Quid, BioSymetrics, Bio Beats, Jvion, Lumiata, DreaMed, etc.

2. VR, AR

First of all, let me explain to you what AR and VR are.

AR is the use of cameras, sensors, and other technologies to add layers of digital (or intangible, untouchable) objects to the real world. When playing Pokémon Go or using the IKEA app, you are experiencing such a technology.

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VR, on the other hand, is able to place you inside a 3D world. It will stimulate human senses (vision, hearing, and touch) to optimize user experience in this artificial world. At the moment, this technology is mostly used in games, education, and especially in the healthcare technology trends industry.

Though these two technologies have just come around recently, the VR/AR healthcare market is growing every year with astonishing speed. Estimated, the value of this market will reach the amount of $3 billion by 2023.

It’s all thanks to the fact that cameras, sensors, and other devices are getting more advanced over time.

The ability to reduce training and learning time is the most significant benefit these two have been offering. Back in the day, newly graduated surgeons have very little chance to practice due to the fear of putting patients at risk. But now, VR gives them the opportunity to learn whenever they want. And this technology even helps the surgery process occur more precisely.

Other medical practices and training are also available to increase the skill of nurses or doctors. Besides that, many AR applications are used to enhance the service, making patient satisfaction increase.

Furthermore, patients who are not able to leave their homes can access services or therapies through VR/AR. What’s more? VR and AR are also used to educate or raise people’s awareness of the disease and practices.

Top VR/AR healthcare companies: MindMaze, Osso VR, Touch Surgery, zSpace, Vicarious Surgical, etc.

3. Wearable devices

Recently, wearable devices have become one of the most used types of accessories. However, they are not just something to make you look good or look rich in people’s eyes. Instead, wearable devices can play a vital part in taking care of our health as it has shifted from just another mobile device to a real-time clinical monitor.

As of the time, we’re writing this piece, the value of this market is expected to steadily grow 10% annually by 2023. So, as you might guess we are witnessing fierce competition between wearable brands in terms of technology and features. 

Wearable devices

In fact, there are dozens of types of wearable devices such as fitness trackers, smart health watches, ECG monitors, and biosensors. Each of them has its own strength and weakness. That being said, they all serve the same purpose that helps people take control of their own health.

Thanks to the fact that mobile phones are available more than ever, our AI solutions are getting better every day and sensors are continuously upgraded, wearable devices become incredibly powerful. It now can track our fitness condition, and sleep disorders and even manage our disease.

Besides, wearable devices are able to track and transmit data to doctors or nurses so that they can access our health records in no time if needed.

Top healthcare wearable device manufacturers: Apple, Fitbit, Garmin, Google, Huawei, HTC, etc.

4. Big data

Big data is the practice of gathering a large amount of data, analyzing it, and turning it into insightful information with the help of data analysts, machine learning techniques, and algorithms.

We, as patients or medical personnel, all derive many benefits from such an amazing technology. Basically, big data is able to

  • Create a bigger picture of the healthcare/medical industry.
  • Optimize the flow of capital for this industry as it has accounted for a large piece of the pie for years.
  • Optimize the quality of curing processes/treatments.
  • Help medical providers make better decisions and fewer guessing.
  • Prevent the disease before it occurs with a better diagnosis.
  • Reduce errors.

Most of the time, data will be collected from wearable devices, mobile apps, marketing data, data from hospitals/clinics, etc.

Conclusion

In fact, there are many other types of healthcare technology trends such as nanotechnology, robotics, Genomics, etc. Nonetheless, the above are the four most popular and significant practices which are making the world a better place.

If you are looking for a powerhouse to build your own healthcare software, Designveloper should be at the top of your list. Here we have experts to solve your problems or turn the craziest ideas into your desired product at affordable costs. Contact us for free estimations.

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