For decades, doctors have been writing prescriptions in such a way that it is almost impossible for their patients to understand what they wrote. Now, Google is taking a step forward to help solve this problem by using its Google Lens technology to decipher the handwriting of doctors.
Google announced at its annual conference in India that it is working with pharmacists to decode the handwriting of doctors. The feature, which will be available on Google Lens, will allow users to either take a picture of the prescription or upload one from the photo library. Once the image is processed, the app detects and highlights the medicines mentioned in the note. This technology will act as an assistive tool for digitizing handwritten medical documents by augmenting the humans in the loop such as pharmacists.
The technology will be useful for both doctors and patients. For doctors, it will help them write more legible prescriptions and for patients, it will help them understand the prescriptions easily. Furthermore, it will also help to reduce the chances of errors due to illegible handwriting.
Google’s technology is a great step forward in solving the problem of doctors’ bad handwriting. It will help both doctors and patients by reducing the chances of errors due to illegible handwriting and helping patients understand the prescriptions easily.