Inventec collaborates with hospitals for AI detection software on wounds

Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES Asia 0


Inventec has partnered with Taipei Veterans General Hospital to develop I-SWAT AI software for skin wounds with the AI medical care software receiving Level 2 Medical Device Certification in October.

The AI software has been trained with several thousands of pictures to raise its detection of wounds and can detect arterial blockage wounds and pressure injuries in real-time.

The pure software design can also help hospitals save costs from hardware and maintenance and can be broadly deployed in a very brief amount of time. It was created to assist medical staff who are not specializing in wound care to interpret their patients' wounds.

Inventec has been devoted to the development of smart medical care innovations to help prevent diseases such as cancers, high blood pressure, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia. With its expertise and experience in the ICT industry, Inventec is picking the medical care business as a new development direction, said the company.

Taiwan has a wound care demand of around 6.58 million people a year with over 500,000 of the patients' wounds (such as arterial occlusion and venous occlusion) being the result of chronic diseases or pressure injury wounds caused by long-term bed rest.

These types of wounds are more difficult to recover from and can even lead to complications such as infections and sepsis. The issues create a heavy burden on medical care manpower and cause patients to fall into financial difficulties.

Inventec senior vice president Wei-Chao Chen pointed out that the company's AI team has been working with the medical staff of the hospital during the development and has found the solution being I-SWAT AI software in skin wounds, and is hoping the solution to fill up the gap of medical care capacity shortage