Significant technological change often means a cultural shift for...
Leveraging Technologies To Better Position The Business
Reducing And Recovering Your IT Spend
Disrupting the CIO Comfort Zone to Innovate and Transform How...
IT Strategy in Healthcare
Matthew Sena, M.H.A., CIO, Northern Arizona Healthcare
Unleashing the Power of Cloud in Healthcare
Joseph Rostock, CTO, Inovalon
The 3 Ways Software is About to Eat Healthcare
Glen Tullman, CEO, Livongo
Data Science Helps UCHealth Improve Infusion Center and Hospital...
Steve Hess, CIO, UCHealth
Thank you for Subscribing to CIO Applications Weekly Brief
AI-Powered Medical Robots are Becoming a Reality!
AI in medical robotics has several pros and cons, but it is driving the medical sector in the right direction.
FREMONT, CA: Artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of medical robotics is at a conceptual stage of development. However, even with its limited indulgence has created a tremendous buzz in the medical field. Doctors and surgeons believe AI-powered medical robots to potentially unfold unknown attributes in the healthcare sector. Last year, more than five thousand AI-powered surgical robots were used to conduct over one million surgical procedures worldwide. From orthopedics to neurology thoracic to dental implants, the AI-powered automated robots have penetrated every subsidiary of the healthcare sector.
Theoretically, AI-powered surgical robots are no longer regarded as a futuristic concept. Multiple approaches to induce AI into medical robotics have been previously developed during the technological insurgency. Once the developers completed the challenging task in resolving "how AI can be applied into robotics" the next phase of development was quite rapid.
However, there are prohibitions for operating an AI-powered medical robot. As most of the healthcare professionals lack a complete comprehensive understanding of AI technology, the time to detect and formulate failure issues becomes increasingly time-consuming. The machine learning tool needs extensive training before applying it to Operation Theater. Considering infinite possibilities, millions of intricate details need to be coded beforehand in order to eliminate error probabilities.
A healthcare enterprise may take months or even years to acquire enough useful data to initiate and perform a perfect robotic device capable of operating automated surgeries. That said, there are dozens of mechanical robotic devices being approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which can conduct complex surgeries. Cardiac catheterization, spinal & neurological operations, knee & hip replacement, and tumor irradiation are some of the surgeries operated by fully automated AI-powered robots.
One search on the internet will tell you the range of applications and the vastness of AI-integrated surgical robots. Most robotic systems help in regulating delicate non-invasive strategies. The introduction of robotics in the medical framework has just begun to show its applications. So it remains needless to say that most of the companies lack the proper infrastructure to maintain and update the AI machinery.