Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare

In one of my previous posts, I mentioned of the game changing role that Artificial Intelligence is all set to play! And only recently, I came across a news by Business Insider of how app developers in UK at the Imperial College London designed a software that works with Artificial Intelligence to create 3D versions of a human heart, replicating contractions with every beat at more than 30000 points in the heart.

3D Preview of Human Heart
This is how the 3D view of the human heart will look like.                                                                 Source: Business Insider

Many app development companies in UK have incessantly proven their worth in the global app development industry; but this innovation is the first of its kind. This software program solves a massive trouble that surrounds the diagnosis of a cardiac illness like Pulmonary Hypertension. Inaccurate results of a heart analysis continue to be life-staking, because Pulmonary Hypertension is one of the most major reasons for heart failure.

The software works with AI Technology to recreate a 3D version of the patient’s heart recording every beat. This information will in turn help doctors to produce closer approximations of how long the patient will survive, in their current condition, with relatively higher accuracy.

*Pulmonary Hypertension currently affects almost 7000 people in the UK, with chances of patients dying within the 5 years of being diagnosed.

Having previously been used in multiple lines of business, like Alexa and Siri, this is the first time that the Artificial Intelligence technology has been used to predict the outcomes of a heart disease.

Previously, Artificial Intelligence has been used in the diagnosis of diseases like cancer, when IBM Watson created a question-answer computer system that would mine a patient’s family medical history to come forth with a diagnosis. Post 2013; when Westmead Medical Group, New York and Maine Center for Cancer Medicine began testing IBM-Watson for patients of lung cancer; this computer system was trained to peer-review the literature of rare diseases to assist doctors in spotting any unusual illnesses using computer based Artificial Intelligence.

However, given the lack of common sense in computers, sometimes they may throw a close diagnosis which may not be right. Besides, with a finite number of responses, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that a computer may not be fully self-sufficient.

But undoubtedly, Artificial Intelligence is something in full potency of bypassing this barrier and therefore become a thrilling technology to look out for in healthcare.

Check out this amazing animated 3D model of the human heart:

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