AI and Healthcare AV
AI-enhanced digital assistants in healthcare can give doctors and providers more time to spend with patients. This is an ample opportunity to bring the instant access paradigm of the smart speaker into the provider-patient relationship in designing new spaces.
Beyond voice-command digital assistants, an obvious leading indicator on this front is data collected from wearables. Data collected from Fitbits, Apple watches and similar consumer devices can provide helpful information on a person’s health and level of activity over a period of time.
As integrators, we work with the data collectors to ensure that metrics such as exercise, sleep habits, and blood sugar levels are taken into account. HIPAA laws around privacy will come into play here, so the data will need to be gathered and managed properly. This data can help providers customize better care delivery plans targeted to specific patient needs.
Smartphone apps are another area to watch in Heathcare AV trends. From measuring steps taken to EKG, there is an app for that. As integrators, we pay attention to advances in AR and VR in healthcare. A recent report from Deloit offers insight into 3D simulators that could, for instance, give a patient a full picture of the likely results of a healthier diet.