LDV Capital Insights 2018

Nine Sectors Where Visual Technologies Will Improve Healthcare by 2028

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Published: October 2018

This ten year market analysis of visual technologies in healthcare examines nine sectors where imaging, computer vision and artificial intelligence will transform medicine and patient care.

Visual technologies traverse a patient’s journey from diagnosis, to treatment, to continuing care and prevention. Visual assessment is critical - whether that is a doctor peering down your throat as you say “ahhh” or an MRI of your brain. Visual technologies capture, analyze, process, filter and manage any visual data from images, videos, thermal, x-ray’s, ultrasound, MRI, CT scan, 2D, 3D, 4D, 6D and more.

Over the next ten years, healthcare workflows will become mostly digitized, more personal data will be captured and computer vision, along with artificial intelligence, will automate the analysis of that data for precision care. Much of the digitized data will be visual.

Visual technologies have deep implications for the future of personalized healthcare and will hopefully improve the health of people worldwide. It represents unique investment opportunities.

This 20 page report is the second of a multi-phased market analysis of the visual technology ecosystem by LDV Capital. Key findings include:

  • Healthcare in 2028 will be guided by doctors, owned by patients, and powered by visual tech.

  • Diagnosis of diseases can occur before symptoms are presented.

  • Computer vision and artificial intelligence will empower radiologists.

  • Miniaturization of imaging hardware will allow imaging to move into the exam room, operating room and even your living room.

  • Next generation sequencing (NGS), next generation phenotyping (NGP) and quantitative imaging will determine more effective, precision treatment plans.

  • 3D imaging will improve surgery preparations and enable custom printing of bones and organs.

  • Scopes will guide surgeons through the majority of procedures and vision-guided robots will assist or perform surgeries.

  • The number of virtual doctors visits will surpass physical office visits.

  • Patients will collect exponential amounts of health data themselves for their own treatment, care and prevention.

  • Visual sensors in hospitals and healthcare facilities will make them more patient centric, efficient and less expensive.

  • Patients will hopefully own their own healthcare data and access and share it from the cloud.


We look forward to hearing your insights, learning about your startups and reading your research papers on how businesses are addressing these challenges and opportunities.

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