Gemma is Managing Editor at AIMed, with responsibility for engaging and growing the AIMed community and to highlight stories of health AI in action. An experienced science graduate with a background in veterinary and nonprofit sectors, she also volunteers as a Wish Granter for Make a Wish UK.
There are many populations around the world who don’t have access to strong medical care. What if we could use AI to provide people in remote or underprivileged areas with increased awareness of their health and vital signs?
NuraLogix are the creators of the world’s first contactless blood pressure and vital sign monitoring technology. Their app Anura™ allows users to measure over 30 health and vital signs in just 30 seconds using a mobile device or laptop.
The technology behind Anura is NuraLogix’s patented Transdermal Optical Imaging™ (TOI), in which a conventional video camera is used to extract blood flow information from the face, to provide analysis of human physical, physiological and psychological effects.”
One current customer is LaFiya Telehealth, a telehealth platform which provides 24/7 virtual healthcare services to patients living in urban and remote areas across Nigeria. Patients are able to use the platform to take vital sign measurements and share their results through email or SMS with regional healthcare professionals to receive assessment, triaging, and recommended treatment.
In a country experiencing a shortage of medical staff, introducing technology that provides patients with greater awareness of their health risks is revolutionary. Patients are able to take a quick scan of their face using their mobile devices and instantly receive measurements indicating their health condition (although a note that this technology is not intended to be diagnostic, but to increase awareness!)
Side benefits of using Anura™ are lowering the cost of healthcare delivery, decreasing maternity and infant mortality rates, eradicating neglected tropical diseases (NTD’s), and even preventing talented medical professionals from leaving the region to seek work elsewhere.
NuraLogix attended the AIMed Global Summit 2022. Chris Lin, Chief Marketing Officer at NuraLogix says “The AI-Med Global Summit was our first conference with medical providers in the U.S. We received a warm welcome, and exhibited how we are bringing machine learning to medical practice. We were exposed to the top thought leaders working to get Ai integrated into the medical field, and will certainly be attending again”