Embedded vision is a revolutionary vision technology with the potential to create major disruption in a wide range of industries. Already, a number of different industries have seen its impact, including automotive, defense, agriculture, supply chain, robotics and more.
Now, embedded vision is on the verge of spurring widespread technological innovation in the field of medicine. A variety of fields stand to be impacted, including dermatology, ophthalmology, in vitro diagnostics, microscopy, lab automation and more.
While it’s still an emerging technology, there are still many different ways in which embedded vision can be used in medicine.
Embedded Vision in Medical Devices
Embedded vision can drastically enhance the intelligence of medical devices to improve the diagnostic capabilities of doctors and physicians. For example, one popular application is in the use of digital dermatoscopes. The use of embedded vision cameras here allows dermatologists to easily track the progress of skin samples over time, using computer-aided analysis algorithms to assist in diagnostic accuracy.
Embedded vision can be used in a similar way by ophthalmologists for improve eye health care. It can also be used in a laboratory setting for better fluorescent measurement of proteins and the analysis of tumor tissue to develop more effective strategies. Embedded vision can even be used in the operating room in conjunction with endoscopes for minimally invasive surgeries.
Medical devices with embedded vision technology are more intelligence, offer a way to provide better care, and enhance the existing abilities of doctors and surgeons.
Embedded Vision in Remote Diagnostics
Embedded vision is also used for remote diagnostics in the form of telemedicine. Doctors and physicians can telecommute to different locations and treat patients without ever having to actually see them in person. This requires high resolution vision equipment embedded within a mobile unit.
Telemedicine allows patients in very remote areas access to higher quality medical care. These areas typically lack medical resources and there’s not always time for patients, or the doctors, to travel vast distances for treatment. Remote healthcare monitoring and diagnosis effectively removes this barrier, increasing public access to quality healthcare.
Embedded vision is a disruptive technology in the medical industry. From enhancing today’s medical devices to improving public access to healthcare, embedded vision is playing an important role in the evolution of the medical industry.
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