Augmented Reality

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?

Clinical Tool Identifies A Pregnant Patient In Danger: Is It Helpful For EMS?

Clinical Tool Identifies A Pregnant Patient In Danger:  Is It Helpful For EMS?

The nation's Emergency Medical System (EMS) infrastructure occupies a vital role in society where public health, public safety and individual patient needs converge.  In light of concerning maternal outcomes the EMS professional can benefit from greater awareness of issues in this special population. In a prior post the rising maternal mortality trend in the USA was explored and though current campaigns at reversing this troublesome trend are not directed at pre-hospital providers there may be a missed opportunity in not doing so.  

A vital tool called the Maternal Early Warning Signs (MEWS) is an evidence-based tool that has been used with success in some states to improve maternal outcomes.  

A New Dawn of Simulation Captures the Imagination of Adult Learners & Better Prepares Trainees for Patient Care.

Training simulations have been used by various industries including the military, entertainment, aviation, and medicine. Aviation was the leading industry of modern simulators. In 1929, Edwin Link developed the first Link Trainer, or the “Blue Box”, for aviation training. The Link Trainer had a cockpit, controls, and motions simulating that of a real airplane. In 1934 pilots used the Link Trainer for flight simulations after twelve Army Air Corp pilots were killed in fewer than 3 months trying to deliver air mail. Army Air Corp bought six Link Trainers in order for pilots to become familiar with airplane controls and flying conditions. The Link Trainers gained popularity during World War II, when more than 10,000 Trainers were sold to combatant nations. Blue Boxes trained more than 500,000 US pilots. Today, flight simulators with advanced software and computer screens have become required components in aviation pilot training in the US.