Artificial Intelligence is Innovating Your Healthcare Needs in 2018

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While you’ve been sleeping, artificial intelligence has been evolving. It isn’t something to be afraid of — yet. In actuality, AI has been present in numerous industries for a long time. As development improves and transforms, both with AI-based analytics, also referred to as deep learning, and user feedback, AI is evolving from being the villain in a bad action movie to helping people live a better life through sleep and health and wellness tracking.

As AI innovation improves, so do the apps being implemented in daily life. It’s been almost a decade since people have been downloading apps, the Apple Store first opening in 2008. Health and wellness apps, with the help of AI, are advancing. AI is learning how to make products better for you, especially in 2017. According to Arizona State University, AI is being used in telemedicine to help recognize our daily challenges. One of the biggest benefits is that healthcare providers can use this technology to help promote better lifestyle choices to their patients and others.

Let’s Stop Counting Sheep

Bedtime is getting some help from AI. Now with an ample amount of apps to choose from, sleep technology has changed from merely setting an alarm to tracking breathing, sleep patterns, and snoring habits. The quality of our sleep often affects our overall health. Advancement in AI analytics is helping to personalize and support individuals with a better night’s sleep, which contributes to an overall healthier life.

People struggling with their sleeping habits, or lack thereof, can try utilizing sleep tracking apps. There are simpler apps, which are more user friendly to the timid tech user, as well as data-heavy apps that require a solid knowledge of technology to get the most out of them. Customizing our sleep habits is now easier and more efficient, progressing overtime and improving with each use.

AI Healthcare Revolution

As deep learning apps continue to learn about their users, there has been an increase in companies working with healthcare technology, as shown on this extensive list found on Redox. AI is now contributing to the practicality of disease management and empowering people to make better lifestyle choices. It’s also creating a better pathway between patients and their healthcare providers.

As of 2017, there are numerous disease management apps. Apps such as DoseCast and Medisafe work to help patients with their medication instructions and dosage. There are also apps such as Diabetes Logbook and Glucose Buddy, both of which help users with diet monitoring and tracking. With access to these apps, there has been an improvement in patient outcomes and overall quality of healthcare.

What’s Next?

The expectations of AI are continually increasing, especially as more companies embrace deep learning machinery.  However, as with most technology, there are advantages and disadvantages. A concern for the AI healthcare technology is the ability for the deep learning machines to recognize the “whys” of their algorithm. Identifying the problem a person is facing with their health is important, but there is still a crucial reliance on doctors to provide their professional, and personal, judgment in regards to extended treatment and medical options for their patients.

With the growth of AI, healthcare is becoming revolutionized. Tools, such as mobile phone apps, are being used to manage our everyday conditions and contributing to our healthier lives. As the technology continues to learn, we can expect more choices and more customization, right at our fingertips. AI and its connection with wellness are still fairly new to this world, but as more companies embrace this healthcare revolution we can begin to see humans and technology working side by side to create a better existence.

About the Author

Avery Phillips is a freelance human based out of the beautiful Treasure Valley. She loves all things in nature, especially humans. Leave a comment down below or tweet her @a_taylorian with any questions or comments.


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