Can AI & Machine Learning Solve the Healthcare Crisis?
Your future doctor might not be human. And your healthcare costs might soon become surprisingly affordable.
Thanks to advanced algorithms based on historical patient data and the latest breakthroughs in medical technology, artificial intelligence applications are slowly but surely becoming better at diagnosing patients and preventing diseases.
What does this mean for healthcare? There are two areas in which AI and machine learning are having the most impact – speed and accuracy. Add in the potential for enormous cost savings, and you’ll see why both medical professionals and consumers alike are getting all hyped up on artificial intelligence. [more]
How IoT Sensor Technology is Disrupting the Healthcare Industry
With the rising popularity of Fitbits, smartwatches and the greater Internet of Things (IoT), sensor technology is starting to have a real impact on healthcare.
The market for medical wearables is estimated to hit $12.1 billion by 2021, according to a recent study by Markets and Markets. These wearables go far beyond fitness tracking. New devices can monitor for heart attacks, signs of stroke, and measure and control insulin levels for diabetics.
Sensors and wearables are doing their part to make people healthier, medical providers smarter, and health care more affordable. Here are three examples of how IoT sensor technology is impacting the health care industry. [more]
3 Ways 3D Printing is Revolutionizing Healthcare
You may think of 3D printing as being somewhat futuristic, but the technology is already here and currently being used to produce everything from jewelry to prosthetics and even cars.
The concept of 3D printing (also referred to as additive manufacturing) actually originated in the early 1980s when Hideo Kodama of Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Institute published the first account of a working photopolymer rapid prototyping system. Two years later, Chuck Hall invented stereolithography (SLA) technology. SLA uses a 3D model and a laser to etch out a photopolymer prototype. The first thing Hall ever printed with this technology was a small eye wash cup.
Since then, there have been numerous breakthroughs in several industries thanks to the advancement of 3D printing. Nowhere is this technology having more of an impact than in healthcare. Here are three ways 3D printing is changing the world of medicine as we know it. [more]