Our life is full of technologies. Our life is technology-dependent.
Now, most of our houses have Amazon Alexa devices. These devices are located in two areas of my house with microphones that allow me to listen in on the wake word. My garage door, lights, and HVAC system can all be controlled by voice commands from my smartphone or pre-programmed algorithms running on the cloud. My smartphone is alerted if my robot litter box is full. It detects my cat and automatically empties the litter into a waste container. The “Internet of Things,” also known as IoT devices, has entered our homes and lives faster than I could have imagined. Is all this technology A.I. Not quite. They can perform simple tasks using an ” if that happens” and “then perform this action” premise. It would be considered “internet-connected” technology. It will continue to improve and become smarter.
Can A.I be creative with rehab care like hand therapy.
Cloud computing, A.I., and deep learning are all moving at an incredible pace behind the scenes.
This is the beauty of A.I. The documentary shows two examples of machine learning and A.I. beating a world champion and using Brick Breakout’s strategy to win the game.
So A.I. can solve problems and be creative, but does it pose a threat to occupational therapists? Occupational therapy requires a wide range of skills. Now, A.I has been widely used in rehab care therapy, especially in hand therapy. It makes the therapeutic intervention super easy. A.I bring a motion tracker device and wearable devices to track and measure grip counts and analyze the grip in real-time. These unique features are not only helpful for patients but also good for rehab care therapist
A.I. makes the documentation, assessment, and saving of data super easy.
Let’s check one by one
A.I. can be made possible by recent technological advances.It can write just like a human. For example, take a GPT-3 present medical experiment. The fake blog of a college student using GPT-3 and A.I fooled thousands. This technology could write convincing articles and handle documentation like occupational therapists. Most documentation is repetitive and predictable, so little creative writing is required. Consider, for instance, how to write a patient transferred from a bed to a commode. A.I. These tasks would be performed by A.I. It would be much more reliable and sensitive than a human O.T.’s estimation of assist levels if it was standardized across robots.
Finally, we would say A.I. is great for documentation
Documentation: A.I. Wins
Knowledge and Memory
Computers already know more than humans. This is evident in databases such as Wikipedia, although one could argue that it is user-driven. Computers can acquire knowledge faster than humans and would search for information on search engines anyways. A.I. can search through and analyze information simultaneously as an O.T. A.I. could analyze and search for information, making informed decisions better than any human. A.I. could learn all the things you learned in O.T. school. Computers have far greater memory capacities than humans regarding “storage.”
Finally, A.I. is great for gaining knowledge and setting memories.
Potential for A.I. Potential for A.I.
Assistive Tech – This space is more accessible and innovative than ever for O.T.s, particularly in the aging at-home area. Assistive technology is a beneficial device developed with the help of artificial intelligence to assist the physically disabled patient. Hand therapists use this AI-based assistive technology to prevent sudden falls in elderly patients. It intends to provide adequate safety and comfort to their families. Imagine A.I. Imagine A.I. that detects if a patient falls in their home using multiple sensors and alerts EMS or family members (with permission). The Apple Watch can detect falls, and we aren’t far from that. Assistive technology has been a valued part of O.T.s for a long time.
Mechanical Assistance A.I. Transfers are not only for doctors who work with patients but can also be purchased to be used in the home. Aging with disabilities can be a significant obstacle, requiring mechanical assistance. Therefore, occupational therapists or hand therapists recommend the tool to help their elderly patients. A.I. A.I. Advanced A.I. can improve our environment and can overcome multilevel homes with stairs. Robots can be used to lift stairs with greater precision than stair chairs. Autonomous cars will soon be a reality. This will be a test case for O.T. driver rehabilitation.
A.I. can be used to perform diagnostic imaging and research on diseases like breast cancer. A.I. will require O.T. to assist. A.I. will help in detecting high risks of falling, underlying conditions, and even cognitive impairment – as well as providing the needed assistance to address the patient’s cognitive deficiencies.
However, if you’re not able to avail of A.I.-based devices, then don’t worry. Hand therapy has used other tools like the hand squeeze exercise tool. It is a mechanical tool to strengthen your grip. Even isometric exercises with a hand squeezer help you to gain cognitive abilities and forearm muscle flexibilities. Choose whatever you want but take the recommendation of a hand therapist.