The era of medical care services based on information communications technology (ICT), such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mixed reality (MR) merging virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), has come. In the so-called AI Doctor Era, doctors will be able to create a medical chart with voice commands and share treatments of major surgeries while watching MR-based realistic contents.
SK Telecom announced on May 29 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korea University Medical Center to develop ICT-based intelligence hospital systems.
Under the agreement, the two parties will develop voice recognition systems for medical treatment and medical information using the AI technology, IoT-based convenience services for patients and systems to monitor and exchange opinions on the course of surgery using the MR technology, carrying out short-term projects by November.
When the AI-based medical treatment voice recognition systems are introduced, doctors can create a medical chart with voice commands. They will also be able to make best use of medical information big data through deep learning.
In addition, patients will be able to check their doctors’ office and waiting time and pay for medical expenses with the new systems when they enter the hospital connected with IoT networks. Various IoT services will be available at the Advanced Convergence Medical Center under Korea University Medical Center, which will begin construction by the end of the first half of this year.
Using “T-Real VR Platform,” SK Telecom plans to create VR content so that doctors can monitor and exchange opinions on the course of surgery at three hospitals under the umbrella of the Korea University Medical Center.