Goodbye to Bad Handwriting: How Google Is Making Life Easier for Doctors and Patients
Delhi : It is practically impossible for patients to interpret the medication prescriptions that many doctors scrawl in haste. Numerous tech companies have tried, with varying degrees of success, to address this issue for years. The translation of those incomprehensible texts is now being attempted by Google. The search engine behemoth said that it is collaborating with pharmacists to look into ways to understand doctors' handwriting during its annual conference on Monday in India.
Users can either take a picture of the prescription or upload one from the photo library using the tool, which is still a research prototype and not yet available to the general public. A Google official demonstrated how the software recognises and highlights the medications indicated in the letter after the image has been processed.
No decision will be taken simply based on the output produced by this technology, according to a statement from the business. "This will operate as an assistive technology for digitising handwritten medical records by supplementing the humans in the loop such as pharmacists," the company claimed.
The company's annual South Asian market event, Google for India, features hundreds of new innovations. In order to facilitate the online experiences of the next millions of people in the South Asian market, the business has stated that it is working on a single, unified model to support more than 100 Indian languages for both speech and text.
Google has over half a billion users in India, making it a crucial market for the company. However, it has also been one of Google's most difficult years in the South Asian market, where it has just received two fines from India's antitrust regulator. The function is now in a study prototype, and the corporation has not yet committed to launching it.