Eliseo Delgado Jr. is a computer engineer and tech reviewer helping online readers understand complex topics in technology and recent advances. Below, he explains how doctors and healthcare specialists will be able to achieve more accurate solutions using growing technologies such as 5G and augmented reality (AR) for digital imaging.
Today, growing technology such as 5G and AR allows doctors to provide faster, improved solutions for a variety of health needs. Tech reviewer Eliseo Delgado reports on new advances in digital health solutions and discusses how medical professionals can take advantage of emerging technology to enhance their processes.
“Technology is opening up a world of possibilities for medical professionals and cutting down on their tedious office work so they can spend more time with patients,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr.
Dr. Christopher Morley gave a keynote address during the CES 2019 Verizon event earlier this year discussing the potential for tech advances in healthcare. He stressed that the vast amount of medical data we’ve accumulated could dramatically improve doctors’ capabilities if we could access it during critical decision-making points.
“Implementing 5G and AR tech into doctor offices and surgery rooms can increase the effectiveness and the output of many life-or-death medical procedures,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “More powerful networks allow a wider bandwidth for technology to run on, and augmented reality devices can provide insight to procedures or big data without ever interfering with doctors’ work.”
In surgery, 5G technology can support AR simulators that show patient scans and diagrams through HoloLens displays. Real-time projections give doctors 3D object overlays on operating areas to enhance their accuracy and efficiency. In the moment, this gives surgeons more confidence in their options and ensures more deliberate decision making.
Instead of relying on two-dimensional screens and physical models, medical professionals get immersive collaboration with 5G and AR. As a result, patients can rely more confidently on the action stages of doctors’ decision making in the event of an emergency or invasive procedure. The technology is beginning to define a new standard of care and is available today for implementation in facilities across the nation.
Besides being a direct resource for surgery centers and other professional facilities, the technology can also dramatically improve how medical students are trained in the future. With the help of AR and stronger connectivity, students can apply surgical knowledge in extremely realistic and insightful classroom settings.
Artificial intelligence is also being implemented in medical facilities since it can gather, organize, and report on large sets of data. With faster data access, whether through tech like 5G or AI algorithms, healthcare professionals can provide faster biometric and vitals processing, quicker access to patient information, and vastly improved record keeping.
“Technology is ultimately taking what doctors and surgeons are capable of and enhancing it to new heights by delivering faster, error-free solutions and speedier access to bulk sets of data,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “5G connectivity and AR are just scratching the surface of what technology is capable of.”