Mixed reality glasses used for remote diagnosis of leg and foot ulcers
Mixed reality smart glasses have been developed for remote assessment of leg and foot injuries for people with diabetes and vascular diseases living in regional and remote areas.
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have invented mixed reality headset software that allows city doctors to “see through the eyes” of rural health workers assessing and treating patients’ leg and foot ulcers. patients in real time.
“The specialist will be able to direct the rural health professional, who wears mixed reality glasses, to different aspects of the wound with the help of holographic projections and, in the future, even see what the wound looked like in a previous telehealth appointment. . to facilitate comparison,” explained Dr. Zygmunt Szpak of Insight Via Artificial Intelligence, a business partner involved in developing the smart glasses software.
Backed by A$2.27 million ($1.5 million) from the federal government’s Fund for the Future of Medical Research, the smart glasses are expected to be launched within the next five years. A trial is also planned from 2024 at select locations across South Australia.
Australian researchers claim to be the first to develop a method to assess OSA exposure
Researchers at the University of Western Australia’s School of Psychological Sciences have developed what could be the world’s first algorithm that can estimate how long a person has had obstructive sleep apnea.
Called OSA-Onset, the algorithm was established using a variety of health variables, including body mass index, weight gain, snoring, diabetes, excessive daytime sleepiness, low mood, and biological sex.
“Longer exposure time to a risk factor is often associated with poorer health,” said Dr. Michelle Olaithe, but until recently no method had been established to check how long a patient had been affected by OSA. . “Since OSA is related to, and possibly causes, other diseases, having a method to estimate its onset could help assess risk for related diseases,” she added.
Dr. Olaith stated that OSA-Onset will support future studies to identify people who have experienced prolonged OSA, examine the effects of their long-term exposure, and explain poor response to therapy.
Bp Omni goes beta
Best Practice Software has begun beta testing of its new cloud-based clinical and practice management solution in New Zealand.
Formerly known as Project Titanium, Bp Omni is designed to streamline and simplify the daily operations of healthcare providers.
After six years of research and development, the solution is now being tested with a physical therapy practice with plans to launch its beta version with five more practices in the coming months, according to a press release.