Taiwan startups to build smart healthcare ecosystem

Vincent Mao, Taipei; Willis Ke, DIGITIMES Asia 0

Taiwan startups have come out with a variety of smart healthcare solutions and are stepping up exchanges with leading firms in diverse business segments, seeking to create more cross-industry business opportunities and expand their comprehensive ecosystem.

Some of the startups presented their latest innovations at a recent event jointly hosted by Digitimes and Taipei's Department of Economic Development while also conducting exchanges with representatives from major businesses including Taiwan Mobile, FarEastone Telecommunications, PwC Taiwan, HTC, Nvidia and Compal Electronics.

Among them, Heroic Faith Medical Science introduced its AI-based early symptom awareness pulmonary monitoring system that can detect patients' breathing abnormalities and collect breathing sound data, helping doctors harness early symptoms of major lung diseases and prescribe early treatments. The system also incorporates AI technology to visualize the collected data and categorize them by disease type, according to company president FS Hsu.

AIEplorex's AI high performance computing (AIPHPC) solutions has provided a fundamental architecture for smart healthcare, smart production and smart city applications. The firm's product manager YC Chen said that AIHPC is easy to use, allowing users without program language knowledge to easily build their own AI patterns at lower costs than using other platforms. He stressed that the platform highlights the use of AI to materialize real-time analysis of gigapixel images, able to analyze X-ray images, medical images, tera-pixel images and big data storage and analysis, Industry 4.0 and smart surveillance.

Veyond Reality, dedicated to developing innovative VR-based education solutions, has offered a variety of scientific experimental VR solutions to more than 40 high schools in Taiwan through its Vollege. Company CEO Daniel Wang noted that Veyond's VR education solutions have performed well in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and LBE (location-based entertainment) application domains and the company will promote the solutions to 1,000 schools abroad in two years.

Beseye Cloud Security has developed skeleton-print analysis technology that can be integrated with cloud AI image identification and big data analysis technologies to provide automated extraction of facial, body skeleton structure and walking posture characteristics to determine a person's age, gender, emotions, and identity.