Eye-tracking and Health
Eye-tracking in the health industry provides medical solutions for the detection and treatment of neurological and ophthalmological diseases. It is also a helpful tool for telemedicine needs.
The movements of our eyes are very helpful in understanding what is happening in our brain. It is easy to understand how technology can help the health sector, as science has always been committed to its development.
Technology applied to health encompasses tasks related to information management such as treatment monitoring, registration of medical records or pharmacological control, assisting in surgeries such as orthopaedic implants or cardiovascular devices or any non-invasive intervention, and improving the effectiveness of diagnostic tests.
Technology has provided the health sector with new devices to diagnose symptoms earlier and more effectively, for more precise and successful treatments and, in laboratories, to facilitate the discovery of new medications. All this helps health professionals work better and in turn, improve our quality of life. It can also save many lives.
For example, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning can improve the diagnosis and success of treatments in a less invasive way. Professionals can learn from the masses of previous cases where information can easily be analyzed in order to identify the keys of success in each patient.
The example of eye movement monitoring (or eye-tracking) has aroused much interest in the health sector in recent years because it is an effective tool for the diagnosis of psychological, neurological, or eye diseases and can be used in the treatment of many conditions for both the elderly and children.
All of this is possible.
Communication can be improved
This technology that seems to us nowadays as basic as the internet, allows healthcare personnel to be better informed and in more contact to share their progress, developments, research, queries, and access global databases.
Google’s analysis of health information is an example that users can access through searches. Thanks to this analysis, Google has been able to predict medical trends such as flu outbreaks with astonishing precision.
Thanks to IRISBOND’s eye gaze devices, we can facilitate communication between doctors and patients even if they have a specific situation that prevents them from communication, or if a person has a disability. Furthermore, it offers an immediate means of communication with patients, without the need for relocation whilst providing a picture of the situation. Its effectiveness is greater than that of the telephone.
Support for the evaluation of cognitive impairment using eye-tracking devices. We can attain great amounts of information about the development of the condition just from the patient’s eyes. And virtual consultations: we can avoid unnecessary travel, reduce the probability of contagion, improve efficiency by reducing waiting times.
Applications: to inform, to follow up, to use for treatments, and to detect problems.
Thanks to the IRISBOND eye-tracker Hiru, people with reduced mobility can communicate via a keyboard controlled with their eyes directly with their doctor, without a family member or caregiver providing interpretation.
I don’t think we can imagine healthcare today without technology.
IRISBOND and healthcare today
- Irisbond is present in reference centres in the diagnosis and treatment of ALS.
- Our Hiru equipment and applications make it possible to assess and prescribe this service for patients affected by different diseases.
- As developers and manufacturers of this technology and hardware, we have adapted our software to the particular needs of each hospital according to the indications of the makers of motor neuron units nationwide.
What solutions can we offer todayusing eye-tracking and health?
Elevators that can be summoned with your eyes, screens you can interact with using your eyes, hands-free access to information, or consultations with doctors.
Thanks to IRISBOND, we can facilitate communication between doctors and patients even if they have a specific situation that prevents them from communication, or if a person has a disability.
Support for the evaluation
of cognitive impairment.
IRISBOND and healthcare, tomorrow
- Diagnosis of neurological and psychological diseases.
- Diagnosis of eye diseases.
- Rehabilitation and disease therapy through ad-hoc designed applications.
- Training and analysis of medical processes.
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Experience and projects
Our technology is already used by those affected by ALS and other conditions included in Law 6277/2019 by which the Ministry of Health urges the autonomous communities to include oral communication through eye contact in their basic portfolio of services.
In communities such as Madrid and Barcelona, we are working with our devices in the main ALS units to diagnose and evaluate the technology in affected patients.