Face Recognition Technology in Health Care Industry

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    • Vishnu V

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  • March 18, 2020

From your smart phone’s unlocking option to Facebook’s photo tagging suggestions, Face recognition technology gained a huge attraction in this tech era as it’s the most reliable authentication feature to be institute in a software. 

Face recognition technology recognizes a human face, utilize biometrics analysis of facial details and scan it with the information in the databases to cross-check the input and results in a perfect match. Well, this technology’s fool proofing exactness fits well for almost all the field where a person’s authentication is required, as it ensures ease of handling information contesting with them. This worth-driven quality of face recognition technology can productively implement in the area of the health care industry.


How the health care industry can effectively use face recognition technology?

The agenda behind the effective implementation of face recognition technology in the health care industry is to make the recognize-monitor-regulation process of medical data more convenient for clinicians/doctors. Therefore, FRT acts as a catalyst that speeds up these processes which might as well results in greater easiness, since it incorporates features that are not just limited to security purposes.


Below are the probable but brilliant focal point uses of face recognition technology in health care.


1. Diagnosis of the medical and genetic condition

FRT can be used in the diagnosis of certain medical and genetic disorders. Machine Learning algorithm undergoes through vigorous training with images of patients having genetic disorders/syndromes. Those algorithms incorporated with face recognition technology detects the condition accurately, in almost all the cases.

An example of this particular functioning is detecting down syndrome. The facial details and expression of the patient-matched with the images taught to Machine learning help in easy detection of down syndrome.


2. Patient identification and monitoring

Face recognition technology applications can be used for patient’s identification and monitoring. A patient’s adherence to medication can be identified and monitored with the help of sensors and facial recognition technology.


3. Helps to find the medical history of an individual

A clinician/doctor’s task in finding the medical history of a patient might be a difficult one, especially if he deals with so many patients. Implementation of face recognition tools helps in the proper identification of a patient’s ailments/disease with the help of pre-existing medical details of that particular patient. Also, this facilitates the medical practitioner to compare a patient’s present condition with his previous stage.


Apart from these, face recognition technology can provide in setting standards for hospital security measures such as patient frauds and hospital crowd pattern monitoring, by choosing the right FRT derivatives. 

These are the main areas where the health care industry can effectively use face recognition.