Augmented reality is an innovative computer interface with the ability to layer virtual graphics onto a user's camera view, providing real-time access to detailed computer information without moving their eyes away from the environment. This allows for a whole range of software applications that enhance the experience of moving through a space, giving details as they're needed, offering instructions, and more.
Apple and Android have recently introduced their new AR development platforms, named ARKit and ARCore respectively. This exciting development opens up the opportunity for entrepreneurs and medical professionals to create AR applications that anyone with a smartphone or tablet can access. As a leader in augmented reality, AugmentedReality.health is responding to the advent of ARKit and ARCore with a number of new concepts that focus on the design and development of medical augmented reality applications. Lab AR is an augmented reality medical concept AugmentedReality.health believes will provide immediate practical value to laboratory professionals and the regulatory bodies that monitor them.
The International Organization for Standardization oversees facility standards and sets guidelines for all types of manufacturing and research facilities. ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories is the main ISO standard used by testing and calibration laboratories to ensure core compliance with existing standards for laboratory equipment, maintenance, and safety. ISO 15189 addresses the quality management system requirements particular to medical laboratories, and is commonly used to ensure quality and competence with an internationally set standard. Laboratory accreditation is another method used for regulating lab standards, and provides certifications for the technical competence of laboratories to perform specific types of testing, measurement and calibration. By working closely with these standards, Lab AR can be used to upgrade and maintain lab facilities, and ultimately become an integral part of lab accreditation, inspections, and procedures.
Lab AR has the potential to be used by ISO, CALA, NIST, and other organizations to establish and implement regulatory standards, conduct inspections, enforce compliance and make updates in an augmented reality context. Lab AR could also be implemented in the medical lab community to respond to new standards more efficiently and effectively. As augmented reality develops, it will provide many important innovations in medical practice, with positive effects throughout the medical community. Lab AR could play an important role in that future.
Lab work is a highly exacting process, and maintaining a facility to its highest standard at all times can present a challenge. By using augmented reality, Lab AR will enable technicians to scan a lab and receive real time updates as to lab status in all of its dimensions, and act as the commonly shared interface for all lab members. Inventory and equipment can be scanned, and floating text will appear dynamically to provide general specs and in-process information. Safety concerns can be dynamically presented for preemptive maintenance with alert messages, and operational arrows can provide procedural instructions and reminders about best practices for lab work. Lab AR will allow technicians to obtain information about their lab facility at a glance, using their smartphone or tablet for a more efficient and interactive method of lab inspection and maintenance.
Preparing the Day
- washing procedures
Opening an OR
- laying out bedding
- bovie tips
Work During Operation
Use different instruments in sequence and test the user to make sure they have picked up the right one.
Sending Down Procedures
- waste disposal
In response to the advent of widespread availability and access through ARKit and ARCore, DDA created AugmentedReality.health, a full-service interactive multimedia company with a specific focus on the design and development of augmented reality applications. DDA has been an innovator in medical software for decades, with significant contributions in nearly all forms of digital interactive multimedia design and development. Its first augmented reality application was launched in 2009, and garnered Tabby Awards in both 2012 and 2014 for two of its own original tablet applications.
AugmentedReality.health employs a logical and iterative approach to software development, and its team of experienced professional designers, programmers, and multimedia specialists are prepared to handle all aspects of the project in house, without resorting to third-party contractors. By maintaining full control of the project AugmentedReality.health keeps clients fully informed during each phase of the process, and creates fully integrated and tested results that perform flawlessly across every platform and every device. Whether the project requires continuing medical education (CME) and other eLearning platforms to videos, animations, mobile apps, and more, AugmentedReality.health is ready to meet and exceed your expectations. Learn more about Lab AR, and take advantage of the advanced capabilities of augmented reality. Contact AugmentedReality.health today.