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How AI is transforming Medical Device Testing

16-Sep-2022

How AI is transforming Medical Device Testing

AI transforming Medical Device Testing

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful and ever-emerging technology that has the potential to improve capabilities across a multitude of industries. A medical device with artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionise the health care industry, helping medical professionals diagnose and treat patients more accurately, effectively, and efficiently. Along with its benefits, medical device artificial intelligence also faces challenges, including the need for regulation to keep up with the pace of technological advancement. 

How is AI used in medical devices? 

  • Automate tasks, synthesize data from multiple sources, and pinpoint trends 

  • Process and analyze information from wearable sensors and identify disease or the onset of medical conditions 

  • Predict which patients are at an increased risk for disease, complications, or negative outcomes based on their medical records 

  • Support research by evaluating large amounts of data and monitoring treatment efficacy 

Trends in Medical Devices with Artificial Intelligence 

As technology advances, companies are increasingly opting for Medical device testing and developing AI medical devices that serve three main functions: 

  • Chronic disease management Medical devices with artificial intelligence could monitor patients and deliver treatment or medication as needed. For example, diabetes patients could wear sensors to monitor their blood sugar levels and administer insulin to regulate them. 

  • Medical imaging Companies are developing medical devices with artificial intelligence to conduct medical imaging with better image quality and clarity. These devices would also reduce a patient’s exposure to radiation. 

  • Internet of Things (IoT)  Internet of things for medical devices is a system of wireless, interrelated, and connected digital devices used by medical professionals to manage data, keep patients informed, reduce costs, monitor patients, and work more effectively and efficiently. Companies are using IoT in collaboration with medical devices with artificial intelligence to improve patient outcomes. 

Applications of AI in Healthcare 

  • Chatbots. Artificial Intelligence has the power to increase primary care and triage via chatbots. 

  • Robotic Surgeries. 

  • Virtual Nursing Assistants. 

  • Precision Medicine. 

  • Administrative Workflow Assistance. 

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare 

Nowadays, the challenges that the healthcare sector is facing are different from a decade before. Let’s discuss how AI can be helpful in the Healthcare sector. 

1) Drug Discovery: As part of the drug discovery process, scientists gain new insights into a disease, discover new molecules, and test these molecules. As well as assessing existing treatments, the researchers should also check new technology that can target medical products to particular locations within the body or manipulate genetic material. 

2) Smart Assistance: MRI and X-ray images can be seen with far greater detail using AI-based image recognition and machine learning. A vast improvement can be made in the speed and accuracy of radiologists' interpretation of X-rays, CT scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by using artificial intelligence algorithms, particularly deep learning. 

3) Preliminary Diagnosis: In healthcare, time is of the essence, and mere minutes can affect health and well-being. The use of chatbots or virtual assistants, like Siri, Alexa, Cortona, etc., can assist in how prima facie disease diagnoses are made. By using a mobile application, website or text message, chatbots ask a series of questions and gather information about patients' symptoms. 

4) Enables Remote Patient Monitoring: Remote patient monitoring allows healthcare professionals to monitor patients' vital signs remotely. For seniors or those who don't need medical care, it can be a great benefit. 

5) Patient Privacy: The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) consists of medical devices, software applications, remote patient monitoring tools, and sensors, which can send signals to other devices via the internet. These devices are adding the data continuously to the cloud. Medical records of patients, test results, scans, consultation notes, and details of the appointment are also being uploaded to the cloud. 

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Conclusion 

In addition to assisting the diagnosis, artificial intelligence can also be used to monitor the health of patients remotely. A high level of efficiency is being achieved in every phase of diagnosis, from the first checkup to the post-treatment activities, with the help of artificial intelligence. During the last several years, E-Info chips have gained hands-on experience in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms. Our team has over two decades of experience developing FDA class 2 and class 3 non-invasive medical devices and helps clients with product ideation, prototyping, development, maintenance, and reengineering. We can help you with more information on AI & ML testing if you contact our experts.

Suggested Read: Growing Use of Medical IoT Devices and Cybersecurity

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Sahil Verma

Sahil Verma is a seasoned expert working as the Lead Software Engineer at BugRaptors. Since he has been associated with the QA industry for more than 10 years, he has a strong belief that, “‘Quality in any software is like grace to its existence.” More importantly, Sahil is a highly dynamic professional and more competent leader who understands every aspect of creating and executing business-productive software technology.

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