Brain–Computer Interface & Visual Coding
Brain–computer interface (BCI) is a direct communication pathway between an enhanced or wired brain and an external device. BCIs acquire brain signals, analyze them, and translate them into commands that are relayed to output devices that carry out desired actions. Current R&D has focused primarily on neuroprosthetics applications that aim at repairing damaged human cognitive or sensory-motor function.
Visual coding refers to the coding of visual stimuli (such as colors, numbers, letters, graphics, etc.) when an individual receives external information.
The two complement each other and can be used together for disease control and intervention.
Medical Imaging Artificial Intelligence
One of the primary applications of artificial intelligence in medical imaging is assisted diagnosis and screening. It refers to the process of using a large number of high-quality medical imaging data to train deep learning algorithms, and applying the validated software to identify legions during screening and to provide assisted disease detection or diagnosis.
It has the potential in dramatically improving screening efficiency with performance on a par with clinicians and radiologists. Quality of healthcare delivery will increase while the cost drops. AI’s application to medical imaging also alleviates the uneven distribution of healthcare resources.
Medical Big Data
With the wide adoption of EMR by healthcare providers and a spike in the volume of personal health information collected by wearable devices, massive amount of medical data become available. Machine learning can be utilized to effectively analyze such data and explore its value in precision medicine, health management, drug development and epidemiology, etc.
In 2016, State Council announced a landmark policy directive on promoting and regulating healthcare big data’s application and development, officially identified and elevated medical big data to the level of national strategic resources.
Medical robots refer to medical or assisted care robots used in specific medical settings.
As medical robotic systems become established in clinics around the world, one of the next paradigm shifts in the field will come from more precise, less invasive, targeted systems, an emerging area often referred to as micro- and nanorobotics.
These tiny bots are being studied to perform screening functions and to treat a variety of diseases. They are designed to enter the body and deliver drugs at a specific location or to perform precise operations. SiBionics is Primarily focused on screening and therapeutic robots.