AI applications, Google Lens will ‘translate’ the doctor’s handwriting on prescriptions with the phone camera

Tram Ho

Bad handwriting seems to be a common feature of doctors around the world. Due to the habit of writing in a haste, the prescriptions written by doctors are extremely difficult to read, causing many patients and drug stores to fall into the ‘bad mood’ because they can’t… guess the name of the drug. medication or dosage written on the prescription.

Worth mentioning, although this problem has existed for decades, many technology companies have tried to solve it without success.

However, the above problem may soon be resolved, when Google will integrate a new feature into Google Lens. Accordingly, this feature will assist users to ‘decode’ the handwritten scribbles on prescriptions written by doctors.

This is the information announced by Google during the Google for India annual conference held in India recently.


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Google representative speaks at Google for India annual conference


“We will determine what is written on medical prescriptions by building a support model to digitize (prescriptions) through AI, for medical healthcare professionals,” the representative said. representative of Google stated.

Reportedly, this feature, which is still in the research process and not ready to be released to the public, allows users to take a picture of a prescription or upload a photo from a photo library. Artificial intelligence (AI) will then process it. image management to automatically detect and mark prescription drugs.

At the same time, the search giant said it is working with pharmacists to discover ways to decipher doctors’ cryptic handwriting and digitize handwritten medical records.

According to Scrubs Magazine, handwriting in the medical field can be a big concern. According to a 2006 study by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, about 7,000 Americans die each year as a result of doctors’ illegible handwriting. And about 1.5 million Americans suffer health effects from confusion with their prescription drugs.

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