What are the best AI powered wearable devices in terms of their potential for transforming the way that clinicians deliver care? And what are the most widely stocked and sold wearables which are already finding their way into hospitals today?
We’ve looked at market research from Gartner and reviewed some of the hottest applications for these tools today to bring you the top 3 wearables today.
Bluetooth headsets are the most widely sold wearable devices and Gartner predicts sales will increase to 206 million units in 2021. Wireless headsets can empower clinicians by freeing them from cumbersome rubber-tubed stethoscopes. Deep neural networks will be able to filter and amplify the sound of a patient’s heart or lungs and transmit the audio via Bluetooth.
Rapidly transitioning from luxury item to standard purchase, the smart watch will be a cornerstone of digital Medicine and will account for most wearables sold by 2022. Already they can monitor our heart rates, hydration levels and sleep patterns.
New measurements can now be taken such as blood potassium levels, a study from the Mayo Clinic reveals. Artificial intelligence will allow clinicians and patients to unlock the enormous potential of this data and generate insights which will power preventative healthcare.
A wearable personal computer with optical head-mounted display capable of communicating with the internet using natural language commands. The Autism Glass Project is testing to see whether Google Glass could be used as an at-home behavioural aid for autism. A camera on the glasses can read facial expressions and track eye movement using AI and automatically provide social cues and activities to develop the child’s ability to recognise facial emotions.
The Autism Glass Project was founded by Dennis P. Wall, an Aimed Ambassador and professor at Stanford.
The full story is in Aimed Magazine issue 02, read it here.