A team led by Raytheon BBN will develop an artificial intelligence tool, Medical Assistance, Guidance, Instruction and CorrectionOr simply MAGIC, to assist physicians on the battlefield in 50 applied medical skills during all types of common and more complex procedures.
This is intended to increase competence and help reduce treatment errors in challenging environments. Not all doctors know everything and with this tool it will now be possible.
Now, how is this going to be achieved? Well, more than 2,500 recorded videos will be collected to provide 3D data and nearly 50 million images to identify the correct sequence of procedures to make your job as easy as possible. In the end, it will be the AI that tells the toilet how it should do what is required.
The contracted company has been Raytheon BBN, a company that describes on its website how this device will be perfectly.
This tool can be used through augmented reality glasses from the DARPA program (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). The cameras integrated in the augmented reality glasses observe the user’s actions, and the AI verifies that the steps are followed correctly, providing assistance.
“The combat medical environment is difficult and chaotic,” explains Brian VanVoorst, scientist at Raytheon BBN. “Our goal for Raytheon BBN’s MAGIC AI tool is to help support staff provide guidance as needed without disrupting their concentration,” Add.
The first demonstration of the new tool is scheduled for 18 months from now. Training data collected for the program will be shared with the research community.
Who knows if this type of device will finally end up in consultations or hospitals around the world and not only in the areas of greatest conflict and pressure for these professionals. And it is that we are not only talking about a generalization of concepts thanks to AI, but also greater precision and coordination of processes for the benefit of the patient.