AI in Democratizing Care

AI may be able to make certain types of tests and therapeutics more available to a larger swath of the population because it could help frontline clinicians, like primary care doctors and nurse practitioners, to perform specialized testing like ultrasounds. That’s because AI can provide real-time guidance and feedback that will enable them to perform […]

Sound AI II

Google is also using its smart devices for health monitoring, as is shown by the fact that they updated their Nest Hub with a sleep tracking feature. It uses the combination of radar and an algorithm to track sleep and to detect snoring and coughing.  In the future, we can expect researchers to build on […]

Sound AI I

Given how we’re increasingly engaged in the digital world using our smart phones, joining Zoom meetings, exchanging voice messages and interacting with home assistants like Alexa, a huge number of sound files are being created. These sound files are digital and contain structured data. This is a great resource for AI algorithms to mine for […]

AI For Remote Examination

Other key applications involve using AI in hardware that can collect key biometric data or enable onsite and remote physical examinations. Companies such as Eko, Tytocare and Aevice Health allow for the remote examination of heart and lung sounds, eyes and ears thanks to AI-embedded stethoscopes and other hardware. AI-based smartphone exams are being considered […]

Passive Monitoring Using AI

AI-powered passive monitoring is taking off and has huge advantages over the traditional way of monitoring patients. The advantage of passive monitoring, as opposed to data collected from wearables, is that it doesn’t require patients or seniors to actively wear a device at all times. Used in a hospital setting, the tech reduces healthcare workers’ […]

AI for Rapid Diagnostics II

In recent years, smartphone penetration in the United States has continued to grow. At the same time, deep learning has helped to significantly lower the error rate of image recognition tools. The two of these in combination have helped to open up new possibilities for us to use smartphones as diagnostic tools.   One company […]

AI for Rapid Diagnostics I

Healthcare will be very different in the future, thanks to technologies like sensors, wearables, cell phones, computers and AI. The combination of these technologies will allow the remote provision of care for many situations and conditions. This will usher in an era of convenience and, I believe, better care. Why better care? Because people spend […]

Bots in Mental Health Management

Mental health management is a prime area for the use of AI bots to augment clinicians and provide more support to patients. This is an area where there aren’t enough providers to address the mental health crisis, especially with the pandemic. This lack of providers is being combined with the high cost of therapy and […]

Bots in Healthcare

The intelligent automation of healthcare won’t be easy, but once we achieve it, it will be extremely rewarding. In fact, given how much there is to do in healthcare and the limited supply of people, it’s essential for us to tap into AI and bots to make it happen. Intelligent bots can help to answer […]

AI in Mental Health II

In the last post we discussed how AI can help with breakthrough approaches to managing mental health as this has been a difficult field within healthcare to show rapid progress. Brain is one of the most challenging organs to de-code for medical researchers. This is due to its physical complexity and the billions of connections […]