Earlier this month, Dr. Leslie Saxon, founder of the University of Southern California Body Computing Conference, screened a video at the ninth annual event. The short flick demonstrated a doctor's visit conducted via hologram with a patient across the world in Dubai. Dr. Leslie diagnoses the patient and gives her treatment options, all from her office. She calls them "hologram house calls," according to Fast Company.
This benefits people who have rare or serious conditions, so they can rest assured knowing a specialist is always a hologram away. It also makes doctors more easily available to remote parts of the world.
This next-level health care comes from the USC Virtual Care Clinic. The just-announced clinic is revolutionizing the way tech is used by the health care industry with virtual reality, artificial intelligence, apps and wearables.
"This is really the moment to transform traditional health care and transform digital health care systems," Dr. Leslie told Fast Company. "In doing so, we can really provide patients around the globe with health care where there's never been any. And we can provide patients with the type of data they need and the information they need to be in command of their health care story."
The clinic is also working on an app where patients enter their family histories, age and medical conditions to get personalized treatment options.
While surgeries and some consultations still require an in-person visit, it seems like medical care is on its way to becoming much more pleasant.