At Infosys, our focus on Healthcare is aimed at radical progress in affordability, wellness, and patient-centricity. We believe technology is a catalyst for game-changing healthcare solutions. In this blog, we discuss challenges, ideas, innovations, and solutions for the healthcare economy.

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June 28, 2013

Application of augmented reality to Healthcare

Augmented reality has always held the fascination of science fiction writers and found its implementation in many sci-fi novels, comics and movies, though quite a bit of that is reality today. Game consoles like the Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Wii, and Microsoft Xbox have hardware which provides an augmented reality dimension to virtual gaming. Mobile phones come equipped with various augmented reality apps such as Layar and Wikitude that can direct you to your favourite coffee shop or take you on a guided tour an unknown city. Now, with the advent of wearable computing devices, such as the Google Glasses, its usage will become as common as smart phones. Discussed below are some views on how healthcare industry can leverage augmented reality to improve the services.

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March 6, 2013

Role of Personalized Smart Phone Devices in Preventive Health Care

These days, lifestyle based health ailments are becoming a major cause of concern. Today we have many wellness mobile applications available in the market which provide fitness and wellness recommendations for the user. However, these applications follow a generic approach in the wellness recommendation they suggest based on a limited set of parameters like age, gender and weight. They do not take into account the food, lifestyle and health status of the user, thereby not providing a personalized approach to wellness and fitness.

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