November 15, 2018
Every day sees strides across the field of artificial intelligence, and healthcare is just one of the many industries looking to smart automation as a means to reduce burden and improve results. The last year in particular has brought a wealth of new healthcare focused software tools to the forefront, and as such has ignited debate on how these algorithms are being reviewed and regulated by the...
November 9, 2018
Artificial intelligence is no longer just a futuristic technology. It is now being applied throughout the healthcare arena from imaging to triaging patients. But outside of the mainstream hospital uses, the technology is also be deployed in apps, wearables and trackers.
Here is five of the cutting-edge ways AI is being used by health professionals today.
1) Doctor's assistants
November 8, 2018
Clinical diagnostic and workflow software maker MaxQ AI has received FDA 510(k) marketing clearance for Accipio Ix, an artificial intelligence workflow tool designed to help clinicians prioritize adults patients likely presenting with acute intracranial hemorrhage. The company received notification from the FDA of its decision in late October.
Results generated by the algorithm-based software are...
October 11, 2018
Optina Diagnostics, a Montreal-based company that uses spectral retinal imaging and artificial intelligence to scan for early Alzheimer’s disease, announced today that it has raised $4 million in seed funding. Zoic Capital led the round with participation from Desjardins Capital, DigitalDx Ventures, Pallasite Ventures, Barney Pell, Barney Pell's AngelList Syndicate, Advisors.fund and Hike...
A dual console view of the da Vinci robot with a surgeon performing a robotic assisted surgery at The Royal Marsden Hospital. Photo by: Daniel Leal-Olivas, Getty Images
October 2, 2018
Putting aside sci-fi projections of the ‘rise of the machines’ and romantic visions of near-humanised droids, here we look at the current and future applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) in surgery, and perhaps the most practical current tech application: augmented reality (AR).
In the UK, the Royal College of Surgeons has launched an independent commission to...
September 11, 2018
A hybrid system combining artificial intelligence with live human specialists was able to more effective diagnose pneumonia from chest X-rays than a previously validated automatic diagnostic algorithm, according to data presented this week at the 2018 SIIM Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging.
The study, conducted by researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine and...
September 11, 2018
Medopad, an app-based patient data collection and analysis platform headquarted in the UK, has acquired Silicon Valley health AI startup Sherbit in an effort to expand its reach into the US, according to an announcement released this morning. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Sherbit and Medopad have the same vision to help people be healthier and live longer,” Alex Senemar, CEO of...
September 5, 2018
Mindfulness meditation app maker Headspace has just announced that it is acquiring voice-enabled AI system Alpine.AI, furthering the former's development in personalization and conversational products. The deal, which was made for an undisclosed sum, means that Alpine's team will move over to Headspace’s San Francisco office.
"Alpine.AI will help dramatically improve our voice platforms allowing...
July 30, 2018
Amsterdam-based skin cancer screening app SkinVision has raised $7.6 million in new funding from existing investors Leo Pharma and PHS Fund, with additional contributions from undisclosed new backers described by the company as "high net worth impact investors."
This is the second major funding raise for the company, which launched in 2012 under the name Skin Scan, after a $3.4 million round in...
May 21, 2018
The NHS, health charities and the wider tech sector should use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data to transform diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, Prime Minister Theresa May is to say.
In a speech in Macclesfield today, Mrs May is to outline plans that will prevent 22,000 cancer deaths every year by 2033 through the deployment of advanced technologies extracting knowledge from NHS data,...