Augmented Healthcare: How Augmented Reality is Shaping Medicine

Augmented Healthcare: How Augmented Reality is Shaping Medicine

Five Ways AR is Transforming Our Healthcare

Augmented reality is leading to innovations that are reinventing the way we approach problems in healthcare. What was once a dream in the medical industry is now taking shape into reality.

While AR is impacting healthcare in many ways, in this article, we focus on five ways augmented reality is helping healthcare professionals and patients:

  1. Needles and Things: How AR is being used to deliver faster, better, more cost effective IV placement

  2. Doctor + Patient + Screen Time = Ugh! Use of AR in shifting the focus back to the human experience

  3. Augmented Daily Living (ADL): How AR is aiding those with disabilities navigate the challenges of daily life just a bit better

  4. X-ray Vision? Augmented surgery

  5. Augmented POCUS: Looking at what happens when AR and point-of-care ultrasound meet

How AR Will Make Surgery Safer

How AR Will Make Surgery Safer

While augmented reality assisted surgeries aren’t common yet, there is no doubt that AR and wearable technology will have a heavy presence in the hospitals of the future. Companies like MedCognition are already working to make AR equipment a reality. Their technology will train the next generation of medical professionals and help make safer surgeries and improved patient care a reality. Everyone from relationship coaches to therapist are using augment reality technology.

How is Augmented Reality Being Used in Medicine?

Augmented Reality in the healthcare industry is groundbreaking. Right now technological advancements like augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI) are key factors driving the current business growth in healthcare. With the help of these key factors, especially AR, healthcare professionals are now able to perform medical procedures with more precision and accuracy. How might you ask?

Augmented Reality (AR) Medical Training Is Helping Save Lives

Augmented Reality (AR) Medical Training Is Helping Save Lives

If you haven’t been living under a rock lately, you might be aware of today’s technological advancement in various aspects of everyday life. Entertainment, sports, news, business, you name it. But most importantly, it is having a huge impact on various fields of expertise, and one of them is medical training. With high-end technology taking over the generation and changing the course of history, it’s safe to say that we are headed towards a brighter future. One high-end technology in particular that has been helping the medical field is Augmented Reality (AR).

The Art of Choosing: One Mental Hack for Better Clinical Decision Making.

The Art of Choosing: One Mental Hack for Better Clinical Decision Making.

Nobody in healthcare shows up to do a mediocre job. You go to work in healthcare because you want to do a good job. You want to serve people. You want to do the best job possible, but the landscape in modern day healthcare is fertile with influences that fray on your ability to consistently make high quality decisions.  

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The Beginner's Mind

The Beginner's Mind

Healthcare could benefit from more eyes trained specifically at looking for red flags.  Conditions that may trigger high alerts and require mobilization of critical resources.  Developing apprentices of patient safety moves beyond just creation of rapid response teams. It requires a dedication of those on the frontlines of healthcare to evergreen training and learning. This sort of training may require innovative modalities of rapidly deploying experience and knowledge to those on the frontlines.  It may require physicians think a bit differently about the traditional physician to physician apprenticeship model.  It may require us to democratize medical knowledge.

Getting from Amateur to Pro in Medical Training: One Key Concept

Getting from Amateur to Pro in Medical Training: One Key Concept

In medicine we are faced with nearly 13,000 diagnoses, over 6,000 medications and over 4,000 procedures. The variety of clinical venues and numerous individual patient contexts creates tremendous complexity.  Context is king in making the correct assessment.  Misreading or missing one detail can change everything in the evaluation and treatment of a patient.  

How Is Holographic Tech Changing Healthcare Sim Training?

This week we share a short interview with a well regarded health educator, Neil Coker, about his experience with PerSim(TM).  Neil is a thought leader in the field of healthcare sim education for allied health professionals.  

 

Benefits of holographic tech like PerSim(TM):

  • Adds a layer of realism to mannequin Simulation Based Education (SBE).

  • Provides easy portability without major concerns of breaking an expensive high end mannequin.

  • Engages auditory and visual senses further immersing trainees in the SBE learning experience.

Is Meeting The Needs Of The Average Trainee in Healthcare Creating Crash Landings?

Is Meeting The Needs Of The Average Trainee in Healthcare Creating Crash Landings?

After studying over one hundred physical dimensions in over 4,000 pilots Lt. Daniels came to a surprising conclusion.  Although the cockpit was designed for the average pilot (based on a core of nearly a dozen dimensions), there was in fact no pilot amongst thousands that fit the “average” when each was compared individually.  Even when using a limited core of data points, say only about three dimensions, less than 4 percent of pilots fit the “average” profile.  Lt. Daniels concluded there was no such thing as an average pilot.  Furthermore, he concluded any design driven by the average would fail, instead the cockpit needed to be adapted to the individual pilot.