Augmented Reality In Healthcare

1745 Words7 Pages
Abstract— Augmented Reality is a technology that layers computer generated enhancement a top an existing reality in order to make it more meaningful through the ability to interact with it. With the increase in the number of patients with chronicle diseases, there is no guarantee that any individual will receive high-quality care for any particular health problem. Doctors and Surgeons are regularly on the lookout for technologies that will enhance their operating environment and offer a better surgical and patient experience. The purpose of this paper is to study the potential of augmented reality in changing the landscape of the medical field by providing doctors with improved patient care by harnessing technology, strengthening care delivery…show more content…
New advances in AR have improved health-care for both patients and doctors across the world. Many patients with chronic illness can be treated for diseases instead of symptoms. AR technologies can be used in the field of medicine in following ways.
A. Hands -free gesture technology
Gesture technology paired with AR glasses that allow healthcare professionals to see patient information projected in front of them and then record information with hand gestures (even if they are wearing gloves) and motions. This type of technology can be particularly useful for first responders and military paramedics, who are treating patients in stressful and sometimes dangerous environments and need to record information extremely fast.
B. Taking or transfusing blood
AR solution can be used which allows medical professionals to see the veins of their patient projected directly on their arm, specially infants and elderly person with very small veins. The smart glasses map out the veins on the outside of the patients arm so that the process of drawing blood is smooth for the patient and medical professionals.
C. Ultrasounds Ultra sound technicians and patients can see the ultra sound image via smart
…show more content…
By utilizing this technology, patients and doctors alike can make more informed healthcare decisions, leading to a better standard of care and a better quality of life. Studies suggest that AR systems are becoming comparable to traditional navigation techniques, with precision and safety sufficient for routine clinical practice. Most problems faced presently will be solved by further medical and technological research. Augmented reality appears to be a powerful tool possibly capable of revolutionising the field of surgery through a rational use. In the future, AR will likely serve as an advanced human-computer interface, working in symbiosis with surgeons, allowing them to achieve even better results. Nevertheless, further advancement is much needed to achieve maximum potential and cost-effectiveness of augmented
Open Document