Before the technological advancements in the healthcare sector, a lot of focus was on analyzing historical claims information and looking at trends and what happened in the past but today, we have technologies like machine learning, IoT, AI, and data mining that can perform predictive analytics and identify the patient’s condition and suggest treatments. Doctors and nurses are having no time or interest in the traditional manual methods of keeping track of data, analyzing reports, and then making treatment decisions. Technology has the power to transform this challenge as an opportunity for businesses.
The smart technology now allows doctors to constantly monitor patients and deliver medical treatment remotely anywhere and anytime. With the growth of today’s healthcare advancements, one can witness the doctors making a movie on patient’s heart and pass it on to cardiologists to review. The patients can get consultations on any medical needs in a secure cloud environment. The engineers will have to concentrate more on cloud computing and wearable technologies. The wearable or embedded technologies could help doctors monitor patients anytime.
According to Sebastian Conran, co-founder of Consequential Robotics, companion robots will respond naturally and help the elderly patients in providing care and companionship while maintaining their independence. A Japanese company Groove X has developed a companion robot that can ask users for attention and follow them like a pet.
According to P&S Market Research report, the companion robot market share will be around $34.1 billion by 2022. Geographically, Europe was the largest personal robot market in which Germany played a leading role in the regional market. The United States was the biggest market for personal robots in North America, while Japan was the biggest contributor to regional revenue in Asia-Pacific. Pillo, a voice-activated in-home companion robot manages a total wellness program of the consumer. The future of healthcare lies in the technological advancements to make the delivery of care more simple for doctors and medical practitioners.