In part 4 of our series on how Google is using AI to take over the hospital, we look at how the tech giant is developing consumer wearable devices and medical equipment to better collect patient data.
Google is making inroads into consumer hardware and surgical equipment, bolstering its ability to launch a robust 2-way electronic health record (EHR) system.
Alphabet subsidiaries Verily Life Sciences and Verb Surgical are patenting medical equipment and monitoring tools that could enhance existing capabilities of traditional hospitals and help collect medical information. Additionally, Google’s consumer hardware products, like Google Assistant and FitBit, provide a channel for Google to remotely collect patient data.
Below, we dive into how the combination of Google’s machine learning-enabled tools and wearable devices uniquely position the company to disrupt the collection of patient data.