Browsing Category: Computer Vision

Computer vision enhanced sensors improve rehabilitation

POSTECH professor Sung-Min Park and researcher Sunguk Hong have developed optical sensor technology, integrated with computer vision, to track muscle movements in rehab patients with limited mobility. The sensors are flexible, lightweight, and able to gauge subtle body changes, while overcoming the conventional challenges of soft strain sensors – inadequate durability due to temperature and […]

Diabetic retinopathy-detecting algorithm for remote diagnosis

Google has developed an algorithm which it claims is capable of detecting diabetic retinopathy in photographs.  The goal is to improve the quality and availability of screening for, and early detection of,  the common and debilitating condition. Typically, highly trained specialists are required to examine photos, to detect the lesions that indicate bleeding and fluid […]

“Augmented attention” wearable assists the visually impaired

OrCam is a disruptive artificial vision company that creates assistive devices for the visually impaired.  It is led by Hebrew University professor Amnon Shashua. MyMe, its latest product, uses artificial intelligence to respond to audio and visual information in real-time.  A clip on camera and Bluetooth earpiece create what the company calls an “augmented attention” experience, […]

Smart walker monitors gait, assesses falling probability

Footprints by Quanticare is a walker that  continuously collects passive and contextual gait data, with the goal of predicting and preventing senior falls.  Its computer vision algorithm captures spatio-temporal gait metrics of the user and sends the data to a health care provider. The company claims that  the walker could measure an osteoarthritic limp to improve PT protocols, and […]

Mobile hyperspectral “tri-corder”

Tel Aviv University‘s David Menlovic and Ariel Raz are turning smartphones into hyperspectral sensors, capable of identifying chemical components of objects from a distance. The technology, being commercialized by Unispectral and Ramot, improves camera resolution and noise filtering, and is compatible with smartphone lenses. The new lens and software allow in much more light than current smartphone camera […]

App helps orthopedic surgeons plan procedures

Tel Aviv based Voyant Health‘s TraumaCad Mobile app helps orthopedic surgeons plan operations and create result simulations.  The system offers modules for  hip, knee, deformity, pediatric, upper limb, spine, foot and ankle, and trauma surgery.  The iPad app mobile version of this decade old system was recently approved by the FDA. Surgeons can securely import medical images from the […]

Robotic-assisted platform to improve surgical accuracy

Google and Johnson & Johnson have announced Ethicon, a robotic assisted surgical platform partnership.  Google’s machine vision and image analysis software will help surgeons see more clearly as they operate. During an operation, surgeons rely on several screens for information such as medical images, test results or guidance on atypical condition procedures.  Google’s software could show […]

Sensor probe to prevent hospital pressure ulcers

GE and the US Dept of Veterans Affairs have developed a multi sensor probe to detect the earliest signs of pressure ulcer formation. The device combines computer vision with motion detection, thermal profiling, image classification, 3-D object reconstruction and vapor detection to identify patients at risk and improve treatment. Hospitals generally advise caregivers to turn […]