Month: August 2018

Automated analysis of retinal imaging using machine learning techniques for computer vision

Working in close partnership with Moorfields, we have developed AI technology which we hope could improve the way eye diseases are diagnosed and treated and could ultimately help the millions of people across the globe affected by preventable or curable sight loss. PROBLEM(S) TO SOLVE Two million people in the UK live with sight loss that could have been prevented through earlier diagnosis and modern treatments. Currently, eyecare professionals use optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans to help diagnose eye conditions. These 3D images provide a detailed map of the back of the eye, but they are hard to read...

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Viz.ai

Viz.ai leverages AI to detect early signs of time-sensitive medical conditions on imaging. Its first product, which received FDA clearance in February 2018, is a software platform that analyses brain CT scans using deep learning for large vessel occlusions (LVOs), or strokes, notifying a neurointerventional specialist within minutes. Its second FDA-approved product automates CT perfusion analysis, providing advanced brain imaging to help support treatment decisions. Context Typically, in the case of stroke, by the time it is diagnosed and an interventional team assembled, too much of a patient’s brain has been affected in order to be able to administer...

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SkinVision

SkinVision is an awareness and tracking solution that supports individuals with the early recognition of melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and precancerous actinic keratosis. It is the first global certified skin cancer application available for consumers. PROBLEM(S) TO SOLVE There are three key problems that SkinVision is trying to solve: Consumers are not aware of the risk of melanoma and the serious consequences of a late diagnosis For those who are aware, there are no readily accessible tools to help them self-diagnose and refer There is a real shortage of dermatologists, especially in the UK, which means...

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Medopad

Based in London and operating internationally, Medopad provides mobile applications, remote monitoring devices and wearable technology, including Apple watches, to connect patients with health care professionals.  It uses machine learning to analyse patient data to improve diagnosis, enhance treatment, predict deterioration and empower patients and carers. PROBLEM(S) TO SOLVE Medopad technology can be adapted to meet individual patient needs, supporting care between clinical appointments by providing: patients with access to the correct information and advice to help them better manage their own health; and clinicians with access to remote monitoring data provided in real time, enabling them to spot...

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Ask Oli – The Alder Hey Cognitive Hospital

Over the last 2 years, in collaboration with the STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council) Hartree Centre, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital have been building a ChatBot called AskOli that is able to interactively respond to patients and families. Oli is able to provide validated information on processes within the hospital e.g. admission, clinic appointment, access to food, etc. as well as handle a number of low level clinical questions such as fasting rules before day case surgery. It is accessible throughout the patient journey, including pre-admission, during admission and after discharge. The service utilises IBM Watson technology (Natural Language...

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