The Healthcare Industry Is Embracing Smart Glasses

Updated: Jan 1


The Healthcare Industry and AR Smart Glasses
The Healthcare Industry and AR Smart Glasses

As a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, several market verticals have been affected, including logistics, field service, manufacturing, and healthcare.


Health care has seen the greatest change as a result of the pandemic, and no other industry has experienced it as much.

The outbreak has not stopped despite the implementation of social isolation measures to help reduce the viral spread. The imposed safety measures and overrun healthcare systems have limited healthcare facilities, doctors, and hospitals globally.


Due to limited access to doctors, telemedicine has become increasingly important to address health issues not directly related to the virus. Smart glasses are a key tool for this solution since they allow care workers to diagnose patients' specific health problems, even without specialist assistance.


Among the things that smart glasses can do for telemedicine are reduce travel time or eliminate it altogether, as well as providing remote communities with healthcare. Medical training can take advantage of smart glasses in a number of ways, including offering students a completely new perspective. Multiple displays can simultaneously display surgery video, which can also be streamed to multiple locations.


Patients may be provided with care with smart glasses by nurses or physician assistants if they are onsite or offsite or connected with nearby doctors. The smart glasses will allow doctors to monitor patients remotely, including ultrasounds, without needing to be in the patient's room. Wirelessly connected monitoring devices can also be used to collect data. It is relatively simple to relay the data directly to the smart glasses display.




Are smart glasses capable of improving healthcare?


The use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) for training has several benefits, especially for distance learners. With the pandemic, virtual classrooms are becoming more advanced, alongside extended reality (XR), which makes training healthcare providers more immersive.


Using smart glasses to improve diagnoses is also becoming more common. You can consult a colleague thousands of miles away or use glasses to receive clinical data via artificial intelligence from a consultant thousands of miles away."


Increasingly, AR glasses are used for telemedicine applications to readily access electronic medical records. Health wearables may have a role to play in capturing and providing vital medical data.


Health care and wearable technology: how do they relate?


The use of wearable technology can benefit healthcare professionals in a number of different ways.


  • By wearing smart glasses, doctors can capture and store patient data hands-free. This will eliminate the need to enter data manually.

  • Telemedicine reduces wait times for patients and lowers the risk for healthcare providers by providing assessments and prescriptions remotely.

  • With automatic data recording, you waste less time converting physical files into EMR-compliant format.

  • Diagnostic accuracy and speed can be increased significantly with second opinions - from colleagues or artificial intelligence algorithms.

  • In-depth training can be provided with AR glasses even when it is not possible for the staff to attend in person.

  • Healthcare professionals can record and live-stream key medical procedures with connected AR devices for later training or assessment using connected AR devices.



How does the IT leadership plan to integrate smart glasses?


The importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. The devices have the ability to record both audio and video, as well as can access medical data that is protected by HIPAA law. Secure and private ways of storing and transmitting data are essential."


It's also important to implement robust IT strategies that cover multiple tools and platforms. In addition to recording audio, video, and other digital data, wearable devices may also be attached to other emerging technologies, such as IoT.


These data sets are likely to be stored in the cloud and then connected to other IoT devices. In other words, it's not just about implementing one device.


By integrating AR smart glasses into professional training programs, patient diagnosis, and telemedicine frameworks, could bring added value to these data assets.


How and what way Smart Glasses helps?


Smart Glass features a high-resolution camera, a built-in screen, Bluetooth technology, and voice recognition.


The entire interface can be controlled by voice commands. These glasses are being used in health care settings.


When staff in emergency rooms or intensive care units need help or need to communicate with another room, they can call or talk to the staff in that room without picking up the phone. By avoiding picking up the phone, they are able to keep both hands on the patient.


There are solutions that can be used to enhance surgery through augmented reality. An example is knee replacement surgery using augmented reality.


With smart glasses, emergency responders could quickly capture patient information and send it directly to the hospital that will admit the patient.


Occasionally, hospitals create special clean rooms for this purpose. Patients and clinicians convene in the room as the clinician shares data so a remote specialist can see the consultation, adding rich media capabilities.


With smart glasses, you can consult with a doctor remotely and take advantage of telehealth around the world


Let’s Wrap up

Telemedicine has been revolutionized in new ways by smart glasses, which have touched every aspect of it.


  • Utilize hands-free technologies to deliver healthcare

  • The reduction of travel costs is possible with a decentralized expertise

  • A remote guidance system may be an efficient and cost-effective option

  • The application of AR techniques leads to greater precision

  • All medical practitioners, including doctors and nurses, will be able to use the see-what-I-see software to accompany and annotate key findings with smart glasses.


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