A prototype augmented reality microscope, introduced by Google, allows doctors to visualize cancer cells in real time.
The Augmented Reality Microscope (ARM) prototype, which can help diagnose patients with cancer, was presented by Google at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
This microscope, in appearance similar to a conventional one, has innovative devices such as augmented reality and artificial intelligence.
Algorithms analyzed by artificial intelligence allow to determine whether there are or not cancer cells and collect results for the scientist.The diseased cells will then be circled, as we can see inthe images present in the study. A very helpful tool, as it could significantly reduce the diagnostic time.
For the skeptic about the possibility to integrate AI in the medical field, Google confirms that “the microscope could help accelerate and democratize the adoption of deep learning tools (deep learning technique machines) for pathologists around the world “.
Furthermore, the report published by Google in March 2017, affirms that this technology could be applied to the rapid detection of other diseases, such as tuberculosis or malaria.
The company promotes that this tool could help in many areas, such as « health, the pharmaceutical industry or materials science for example ». Google continues to test its microscope before being validated and having the possibility to be tested in a real framework.