The term Augmented reality was coined by Thomas Caudell in 1990. Since then, it has come a long way and shown some amazing developments. It’s contribution to the healthcare industry has also grown over the past few years. Many organizations have jumped into the AR market to provide healthcare related services. Let’s take a look at some of the current best ones.
Google Glass is the most popular platforms for working out medical AR solutions. The first operation carried out by using the technology was streamed live in 2013. The wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display was made available to testers and developers in 2013. The old technology is now taking on a new function in healthcare. It is used to see whether it can facilitate either doctor-patient interactions or the input of data at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center.
Orca Health’s EyeDecide
A Utah-based mobile software company established in 2010 for bridging the gap in the patient-healthcare provider relationship, Orca Health has 12 mobile applications and integrated tools educate patients to make better decisions about their health. EyeDecide, one of the venture’s medical app, uses the camera display for simulating the impact of specific conditions on a person’s vision.
Brain power, a Massachusetts-based technology company focuses on the application of pioneering neuroscience with the latest in wearable technology, in particular, Google Glass. Their software suite Empowered Brain aims to help children with their social skills, language, and positive behaviours. The software contains powerful data collection and analytic tools allowing for customized feedback for the child.