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Taiwan ICT firms eyeing smart healthcare
Monica Chen, Hsinchu; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES

Taiwan-based ICT firms have been keen on developing hardware, software or hardware/software-integrated products for smart healthcare.

Wistron Medical Technology, a subsidiary of ODM Wistron, has developed exoskeleton robots and biometric devices, invested in clinical information system provider Maya International, cooperated with a hospital to develop a hemodialysis system and with another to develop a smart hospital management system.

IC design house FocalTech Electronics' subsidiary FocalTech Smart Sensors has worked with National Taiwan University Hospital's branch at Hsinchu Biomedical Science Park to develop a smart biometric solution, with measurement data to be combined with the hospital's medical resources to develop a smart medical care ecosystem.

Asustek Computer has applied its IT hardware/software capability and R&D of AI, cloud computing and big data to development of smart wearables and smart medical care solutions, and has partnered with several startup businesses and medical device suppliers to form a smart medical care alliance.

Notebook and server ODM Quanta Computer has been engaged in precision medicine, focusing on development of algorithms and medical devices as well as application of cloud computing and big data analysis. Quanta has set up an AI lab to develop deep neural network learning, and worked with many hospitals developing telemedicine, smart ward solutions and medical equipment.

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