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The healthcare sector has always used the most innovative technologies to improve prevention, patient care and medical practices. Today, more and more devices and applications take advantage of augmented reality and mixed reality to provide doctors and hospital facilities with increasingly cutting-edge tools, capable of revolutionizing both the healthcare world and the training of future doctors.
An innovative education for young doctors
Practicing and observing the correct medical procedures is essential to become a good doctor.
Fortunately, the innovative technologies we have today can greatly help medical students who are training and have to learn complex medical procedures.
Being able to "have in your hands" a beating heart, enlarge it and observe it at 360 degrees can be a unique learning opportunity for a young medical student.
This today can happen thanks to technologies such as augmented reality and mixed reality
that not only allow to explore human anatomy "up close" but also allow to have a precise feedback on the functioning of the organ and every part of it.
That described above is only a small part of what a student can experience through these innovative technologies and special devices - such as glasses and viewers - that exploit their potential.
Hi-tech glasses for immersive medicine lessons
A century ago, young students learned to perform surgeries by observing professors work in front of them, sitting around the operating table like in a macabre theater.
With the passing of time and with the arrival of the first innovations, screens and cameras were introduced with which to follow the intervention.
Videos could be recorded and viewed at any time, or reproduced anywhere by enlarging the number of viewers and facilitating the exchange of experiences among professionals from all over the world.
But despite the progress made, the visual experience was not yet enough!
And that is where today's technology presents itself to the healthcare world, giving students who specialize glasses and viewers for augmented reality with which to observe everything that happens in an operating room
, but not as in the past - peering from behind the doctor's shoulders - but "Becoming the doctor himself". See firsthand what the surgeon is doing, change perspective, zoom in, visualize on the display countless additional information and even simulate delicate surgeries in a realistic way, it’s an advantage like no other.
The strong technological component in the training of future doctors combined with the increasing use of innovative tools will improve many aspects of healthcare.
Beyond education: prevention 3.0
Understanding in time the presence or not of any diseases in an individual can be very important for his cure.
The use of cutting-edge technology allows to stay one step ahead, greatly increasing the chances of success of the intervention.
For example, in the case of neuronal diseases, doctors can intervene promptly thanks to advanced tools that recognize human behavior, and can also diagnose rare diseases associated with particular facial features through facial recognition and use special mobile devices to identify the onset of Parkinson's disease.
These technologies are the future of healthcare, a future that is already at the gates and will soon revolutionize not only the hospital modus operandi but also every aspect related to healthcare.
Always intrigued and fascinated by technology and the idea of a super intelligence that helps man in creating a better future, I have cultivated my passion for computer science since childhood.
After graduating in computer engineering, I started my working career as a university researcher in the field of Network on Chip. Having left the university, and after a short experience as a web developer, I arrived at ARM23, where I’m committed to the study of the most innovative technologies and the coordination of the research and development team. My most recurring thought concerns the certainty that we are writing the story of the near future.