AI – Real time apps in healthcare, Sr. Data Scientist with AI expertise from USA and Researcher from India collaborated and developed an economical wearable smart device to alert real time health reports to doctors.
Even with the rise of numerous advancing technologies, there has been still lack of communication between doctor and patient since dark ages. Relying on legacy technologies can result in severe miscommunication for several reasons. Information Technology in past has not focused on healthcare industry. Due to high business and profit margins with regulatory requirements that hospital run, any new technology designed to reduce patient volume is always pushed back. We as humans might prone to human errors and that might reflect inaccurate information in explaining symptoms. Some patients due to lack of communication, might fail presenting the symptoms they are facing.
Considering all these factors, Artificial Intelligence in information technology has been coming up with various real time algorithms that can actually monitor and alert the assigned with patient’s health records.
To address the major communication gaps between doctors, patients and complete healthcare system. Mr. Sudhir Allam, Sr. Data scientist, USA collaborated with Mr. Ashok Kumar Reddy Nadikattu, Sr researcher from India, and developed a smart wearable device in a form of eyeglass that can send real-time reports of patients to the doctors and healthcare systems. This device will result in a solid implementation plan for any healthcare organization in retrieving the real-time data to better serve the patient. This smart device can monitor human vitals and instantly streams those reading onto a device database or any other integrated device for metrics and historical statistics. The device is very well being received providing benefits as access to doctors when patients need it and better establish the touch points for required patients.
Scientist’s mentioned that its capabilities are unique considering its intended use. This smart wearable device is used for accessing electronic health records which are available in a cloud system. It has an inbuilt microprocessor that utilizes a low-power wide-area network that interconnects a low bandwidth utilizing low battery and bit rates over long ranges. Most of the peripheral functions in the device will be integrated within a singer processor chip for instance the capacitive sensing function, LCD drive, data acquisition or sensor subsystem, analog sensors like heart rate monitors, and EEGs.
Mr. Sudhir with his expertise integrated smart device with biosensors that are vital in detecting diseases like the Corona Virus by utilizing variables like body temperature and heart rate of a person to determine if they have the disease even after vaccination. A health practitioner doesn’t have to be near the patient as the sensors utilize long-range sensors to measure. The user interface (UI) framework is another essential subsystem. How a person interacts and uses this smart wearable device is crucial. To minimize its complexity, interactions need to be as intuitive as possible. The most intuitive user interface integrated into the device is capacitive touch sensing. Various capacitive user interfaces can be incorporated such as a button, or a touchscreen on the LCD. Buzzers, LED, and vibrating motors are components that enhance notifications to the user. PWM (pulse width modulation) is necessary for driving these components. Pulse Width Modulation is used to monitor LED brightness and is also for the implementation of various feedback features.
Fig 1: Device Design
Mr. Ashok with his AI expertise designed extremely low-powered smart device, a PULPino microprocessor will be integrated into the chip design. Also, with that effectiveness, the development costs will be cut considerably by integrating this open-source microprocessor in the device. The physician can use the controller which is fixed on the frame to select the kind of data to get updates on the patient. It will monitor variables like temperature and display electronic health records on a monochromatic segment LCD and therefore will run on a lightweight operating system like RTOS.
Experts proposed smart wearable device will be beneficial to the United States and other countries in terms of sales made in the technology and electronic markets. Considering its efficiency in accessing electronic health records in real-time, there will be a demand for this product in the market. It will also cut costs in the U.S health sector as logistics involved in delivering healthcare to patients in remote areas will be cut. This smart wearable technology is designed for and is used in hospitals and can be seen to have the positive benefit of making work easier and more convenient for healthcare providers. Mr. Sudhir contributions to this smart device has been outstanding especially to healthcare departments, On top of disease prevention, this wearable device can also save money wasted for instance on activities like bringing in people to do health checks and data processing. More importantly, this funding may be reallocated elsewhere within the budgetary allocations to use for, for instance, training or infrastructural development. This is not exclusive to healthcare only; other sectors are now cutting up on costs and rising productivity by using this wearable technology. The Experts are currently invited to various international conferences attracting this invention across the board.
Please read: Research Invention article at https://ijcrt.org/viewfulltext.php?&p_id=IJCRT2012360