Now smart speakers will help doctors to cure patients

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People used to utilize smart speakers in their living room and took assistance for various tasks. Now, the smart speakers will help doctors to cure patients

Recent research conducted by the Society of Interventional Radiology (IR) states that smart speakers will provide assistance to doctors and give them an interactive tool by which they can interact while treating a patient. The research also says that this technology will be very efficient to the doctors and it will not cause any kind of disturbances to them.

Smart Speaker Utilization for Patient Specific Decisions

A fellow researcher in interventional radiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Kevin Seals explained this utilization of technology in the medical field and said that, “During treatment, interventional radiology rely on nuanced medical information delivered in a timely manner. When you are in the middle of the procedure, you need to remain sterile, so you lose the ability to use a computer.” He also mentioned that, “This smart speaker technology helps us to quickly and intelligently make decisions relevant to patient’s specific needs.”

Explaining its precise importance, Seals stated that, “There are hundreds of devices, with more being introduced every day, making it difficult to determine the correct sizing or materials needed in every circumstance. This technology allows physicians to concentrate more closely on the care of their patients, devoting less time and mental energy to device technicalities.”

Creativity at Work

The researchers of UCSF have created a smart speaker friendly application which provides accurate measurements of a medical device. This application designed in such a way that it processes the questions and proposes accurate measurements of medical devices. This can be explained as, if IR asks for the specific size sheath to insert a stent in the patient’s blood vessel, a smart speaker will inform about the accurate measurement of that stent, which will assist the doctor to take the judgment.       

While developing this device researchers referred to literature reviews associated with 475 IR devices for the size specification purposes. Dialogflow, a Google-owned human-computer interaction technology application which helped researchers to process natural language, which allowed acquiring precise information from the device. They also inserted a python script in the cloud to process logic operations and other data procedure.

Future Plans

The discovery of this digital assistance has given a ray of hope for researchers in the UCSF. They intend to proceed with smart speaker technology and try to incorporate material costs and inventory databases. This addition will change the treatment procedure. It will give accuracy, lower costs and provide advantages to patients.