National Taiwan University of Science Technology
  • 2019 Aug 16
  • Taiwan Tech Digital x Healthcare Innovation Forum” Creating the Next Wave of Digital Innovation on Healthcare & MedicalTech with Industry Academia Collaboration”

Group photo (from left to right): Alan Li, Director, IOEZ, Prof. Hsin Hsiu, Chairman of Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering, NTUST, Alex Wei, CEO, Taiwan Tech GLORIA, Yi-Cheng Chiu, Supervisor, Nursing Dept., National Taiwan University Hospital Hsin-Chu Branch, Ming-Chin, Lin MD. Ph.D., Assistant Professor Neurosurgery Dept., Taipei Medical University-Shuang Ho Hospital and Mr. Sure Lee, Director, Taiwan Tech GLORIA.


With the rapid growth of technology development, there comes tremendous breakthrough in the medical system. The World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts that in 2030, it is very likely that there will be medical robots installed in the human body at any time, and we no longer need to go to see the doctors. Also, it is believed that Taiwan can be the center for digital healthcare research by making use of its profound biomedical research and huge medical database accumulated for a long time from national health insurance system. In addition, with the advantages of strong ICT background, Taiwan got the head start and has the potential to create more innovative and diverse application models in the digital medical field.
 
Valuing the importance of medicine and health care, Taiwan Tech GLORIA hold the Digital x Healthcare Innovation Forum during the medical global event- 2019 MEDICA TAIWAN at Hall 1 of Taipei World Trade Centre on June 7th attracted more than 100 participants to attend the forum coming from academia, medicine and industry sides. The main topics of the forum including digital medical tech, precision medicine and medical material, and medical experts, professors and industry representatives were invited as the keynote speakers of the event. For example, Dr. Ming-Chin Lin, Assistant Professor Neurosurgery Dept., Taipei Medical University-Shuang Ho Hospital, Mr. Yi-Cheng Chiu, Supervisor, Nursing Dept., National Taiwan University Hospital Hsin-Chu Branch, Prof. Hsin Hsiu, Chairman of Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering, NTUST and Mr. Alan Li, Director, IOEZ. It aimed to provide the trend of Taiwan’s medical industry by sharing the experiences and insights from medical practice and academic research point of view.
 
The development of AI application in the medical technology in Taiwan has gradually taken shape, such as the establishment and application of image database of the medical system, the unique AI-assisted diagnosis system for diabetic retinopathy, the artificial electronic eye to help blind patients to see, or the application of using AI to analyzes the moles to help people prevent from skin cancer, etc. The above cases show that medical and AI development are closely integrated nowadays. Dr. Ming-Chin, Lin from Shuang Ho Hospital said that due to insufficient training of AI talents and clinical staff and lack of IT personnel, it is difficult to connect with the medical information system. Therefore, it will be the hospital’s priority to establish an artificial intelligence research center as well as the select the main department for long-term care services. In-depth cooperation with universities is also another ways of digital health development.
 
There are three types of the application of ICT in the field of medical and health, including preventive medicine, digital medical tech, and precision medicine. The strength of AI is to help identify major trends and minor differences and create new value from analyzing signal. Prof. Hsin Hsiu from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) mentioned that according to the market demand analysis, it is hoped to create medical value for electronica wearable devices from medicine, physiotherapy and auxiliary health care fields. Moreover, applications of AI in medical system has also been developed. IOEZ has developed its AI care power system which the 3D ToF sensor is able to detect situations such as falling and slipping, and medical staff will be notified via messaging system and rescue patients in time. It also provides great assistance for home care services and solutions to nursing manpower shortage. On the other hand, as the frontline health workers in the medicine system, Mr. Yi-Cheng Chiu from National Taiwan University Hospital indicated that the Nursing Information System, NIS contents huge amount of data that takes time to analyze for the management and administration team. With the introduction of AI application, it helps to analyze big data collected from medical records for better and effective analysis. For example, reduce the requirement for routine rounds according to assessment result of patients’ needs, smart drip monitoring system, the patient positioning system or patient notification, consumables inventory management, etc. Furthermore, NTUST has also put in more resources in the field of medical tech research as well as health care application for more than 10 years. With the evolving of technology which is advancing rapidly and producing important innovations that improve our quality of life. There will be more attention and focuses on related research areas. The university welcomes any inquiry related to medical tech and healthcare. Please feel free to contact Taiwan Tech GLORIA via e-mail: gloria@mail.ntust.edu.tw.




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