AR also known as Augmented Reality has taken the world by storm and is a cutting-edge technology used by several industries across the globe. It is an interactive experience that is enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information.
The pharmaceutical industry is not far behind and is banking on its various benefits. Through Augmented reality, the usage and benefits of medical products can be uniquely demonstrated coupled with the processes of new treatments. AR is interactive and is the need of the hour. With the ongoing pandemic, people are on the lookout for remote learning and work opportunities and with AR this can be achieved to a great extent.
3 main ways AR can be used and be of benefit in the pharmaceutical industry
- Reducing Human error
The quality of products in the pharmaceutical industry is of immense importance and there should be little to no error in the process of production. Human beings are more prone to error than technology and that can result in ineffective treatments and severe reactions.
Human errors can have adverse effects in the pharmaceutical industry since the health of people is on the line. About 80% of product quality issues arise due to human discrepancies and that is due to improper communication and failure to understand textual-based procedures.
The usage of AR technology can lead to accuracy and minimization of human error. It can also result in a high level of consistency which is integral in the pharmaceutical industry.
- Promoting Products
To promote pharmaceutical products, companies have to get in touch with each practitioner and researcher individually but that is very time-consuming and big corporations do not usually have the time for this. But with the AR there has been a complete revolution.
By using Augmented Reality, a presentation can be given anywhere and advantages of the products can be shown to potential buyers. AR is constantly keeping up with the digital interaction trends and so there is more chance of attracting customers through it.
There are several ways through which AR marketing can be implemented. One of them is a three-dimensional visualization of an organ. Through the visualization process, the advantages and effects of a new product can be shown.
- AR technology and patients
The usage of Augmented Reality can also help to reduce anxiety and pain in patients and reduce the need for supplementary therapies. As for doctors and patients, it is a breakthrough technology since they can practice a surgical procedure before carrying out the actual one. This can minimize the risk for patients and contribute to long-term treatment results.
Through Wonder Tech’s marker-based AR app, one can choose the best treatment for their disease. It is a quiz-based app through which you can take a picture of your illness if there are any visible signs of it. The app will give you options of treatment. You can match it with your disease and the app will tell if it’s the correct treatment or not.
An interactive design interface is one of the many benefits of AR technology and it can change the dynamics of the pharmaceutical industry. Instead of in-house check-up sessions, there can be remote ones and in every part of the world. This can save up time, money, energy and provide safety in these trying times of a pandemic.
The timing is right.
The benefits are immense.
So more investment needs to be done in AR and it should be utilized in the best possible ways in the pharmaceutical industry.