The Virti technology has been developed since several years but the 2020 pandemic was a real boost in usages sharing. This application was awarded by TIME’s best inventions of 2020. The “virtual patient” uses Natural Language Processing (NLP), speech recognition and “narrative branching” to simulate realistic patient responses in life-like medical role-plays. The AI impacts the patient’s speech, body language and mannerisms and provides feedback to the user as they interact with the “patient” in…"New AI ‘virtual patient’ technology to aid NHS medical training"
In this short interview Danielle Collins explain how the use of VR has been a extraordinary tool to better understand a very risky brain surgery. With Surgical Theater software, she was “in” her own brain to see the problematic artery. I saw the site of the hemorrhage and could understand that the surgery was necessary. The surgeon walked me through my CT scan in color, in three dimensions. We went through every scenario of the…"The Surgery Patient’s Perspective on VR Technology"
In this article, author explain why it’s interesting to “gamify” some parts of health domain and how digitalisation of this sector could benefit of it. From treatment to research, games and games functionalities are powerful tools to help patients. Of course, developers of health apps also made use of gamified features to help users better tend to their health. An excellent example is that of mySugr’s approach for diabetes management. Via its app, the startup…"4 Examples Of Merging Gaming & Digital Health"
This is a very exiting project, leaded by a research team from University of Texas at Dallas and support by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). It’s about the use of virtual interactions to improve medical students communication skills. The team develops a virtual patient, called Walter with a a degree of emotional interactions. “Augmented reality means you’re taking reality and adding something virtual to it,” said Marjorie Zielke PhD’07, research professor and…"Virtual Patient Project Aims To Develop Smarter Medical Students"
As unbelievable as it sounds, billions of picture from patient exams are “freely” available today on Internet. The problem is well known and fully documented since year but number of unsecured data files increase years after years. As healthcare digitization process every day, we can imagine how data security is important for the development of immersive technologies. The problem is well-documented. Greenbone found 24 million patient exams storing more than 720 million medical images in…"A billion medical images are exposed online, as doctors ignore warnings"
In this article cellular pathologist Laszlo Igali explains how AR and VR would be used to deeply change medicine in a close future. Pathology for example, methods have been revolutionized these 10 previous years, even if the goal is always to “uncover the secrets behind human tissue”. Imaging technologies now are able to facilitate to whole procedure and, tomorrow, results will be seen in a AR glasses directly on the patient. Many of the projects…"The Road to Augmented Pathology"
In this article, we discover several examples of “digital therapeutics”. Even if this new kind of drugs is not so new, first were used 10 years ago, we have seen a lot of new solutions in the previous 2 or 3 years. More and more clinical trials are ongoing and most of the biggest pharmaceuticals industries work on it. Authors describe the history of this domain and explain in particular links with more classical drugs…"The emerging world of digital therapeutics"
The World Health Organization just announce his plan to create a “Department of Digital Health” with the goal to help countries to understand the power of digital health, potential dangers and ways to implement it. It’s a new and strong signal of the importance of the digital in healthcare. You may also note that WHO develop a special action on data collecting. The Department of Digital Health will, according to WHO, harness “the power of…"WHO unveils plans to create a Department of Digital Health"
A team for Purdue University recently presents a system to help health care workers “in the field”. With this teleoperation tool presented at the 2018 Military Health System Research Symposium, experienced surgeons could be virtually anywhere to give advice to local operator. “In this sense, people wearing our AR telementoring device would be able to receive extra information as they operate, in addition to maintaining all the visual and motor capabilities they would normally have,” Edward Rojas…"Augmented Reality Allows Specialists to Provide Care in Remote Locations"
It is always a good idea to ask the patient what he or she thinks about “new” technologies used in healthcare. In this case, a survey has been done about the use of AI and patients are not so happy with this 🙂 Today, thanks to digital information, patients are not so uninformed about their diseases and they want to be “active” in their treatments. But they also need a human to talk with! It…"AI in healthcare? Ask the patient"
In this article Tim Jennings (president of Custom Case Group) presents interesting cases where AR and VR are used to improve autonomy and self-monitoring for patients. AR apps, wearables and mobile devices have shown tremendous potential in patient self-monitoring, diagnosis and patient care. AR technology layers over the real world, providing digital visuals, sounds or other stimuli that give insights from gathered data or add enhanced detail to reality. From contact lenses that give visual cues to…"How augmented reality and virtual reality devices are boosting medicine"
In this use of virtual reality, the patient is inside a virtual world where he has to move like a bird (for example). Theses moves are a part a the reeducation program. It is noticed that the patient feels less pain during VR session than during a traditional one. Créée en octobre 2015, KineQuantum veut transformer les usages de la kinésithérapie active où le patient réalise seul des mouvements. Grâce à des casques de réalité…"KineQuantum veut améliorer la kinésithérapie grâce à la réalité virtuelle"