Innovative technologies are taking health and safety to new levels. Take a look below for just a few examples.

First, there’s a smart motorcycle helmet that aims to not only improve safety, but also revolutionize the riding experience. One model, called the CrossHelmet, is a breakthrough product that basically gives you eyes in the back of your head. It features rear-view cameras that provide a 360 degree view of the road and built-in navigation integrated into the helmet’s experience. But that’s not all. The helmet also includes an augmented reality display, hands-free sound control, and easy connectivity with smartphones, Siri, and Google Assistant.

Not to mention, it looks pretty cool!

See the helmet in action below as this rider cruises down the road, enjoying increased safety and an improved riding experience:

CrossHelmet Next Generation Motorcycle Helmet

Furthermore, in the healthcare field, innovations with AI are delivering smarter ways for doctors to engage with patients, prescribe preventative measures to keep patients healthier, and implement new surgical approaches with robotics.

According to a recent Entrepreneur article, modern practices like digital doctor’s consultations powered by AI are allowing for more insightful interactions with patients. AI’s ability to factor in meaningful data and intelligence when asking a patient questions enables “deep learning,” yielding more informed decisions and better health outcomes than previous approaches.

Surgery is another area where experts expect huge potential for gains related to AI technology. While human-powered robotic surgery has been around for several years, we are starting to see the first use cases of AI-powered surgery with no human involvement during the actual surgical procedure. Enter the Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR). The inventors of STAR claim that the robot plus AI is more precise than the most experienced human surgeons, and they have performed several demonstrations to prove it. The new robotic process uses visual tracking technology and near infrared cameras that track incisions and procedures based on ink marks on the tissue.

As 2019 charges ahead, we’ll no doubt see more innovation in the healthcare and safety sectors—stay tuned!


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