Thu 17-05-2018 16:32 PM
DUBAI, 17th May, 2018 (WAM) -- The Dubai Health Authority, DHA, today signed four Memoranda of Understanding, MoUs, with cutting-edge international companies to adopt their inventive healthcare innovations, on Thursday during the fourth cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerator’s Programme.
The MoUs were signed by Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA, with the companies' officials. The move will make a quantum leap that will strengthen the authority’s medical system and its human cadres by equipping them with the latest technologies in the world of artificial intelligence used in diagnosis and treatment.
Under the four agreements, the authority today acquires the Babylon health app. This app uses cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence, AI, technology and best available medical expertise to deliver 24/7 video consultations with doctors across Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. The consultation is provided through an AI chatbot and a live question-and-answer session with the user. The user can discuss the symptoms he or she has, and based on that, the app guides the patient to the right doctor.
The second is the Neuro Head band device which is used to detect stroke for high-risk patients.
Health pods from Bodyo is the third device. The pod is a cubicle where residents can step in and be screened for body temperature, blood sugar, blood pressure, body composition such as height, weight and other such vital parameters, free of charge. The AI-assisted pod can instantly give the user an idea of his state of health where he can go in for a preventive health check-up. The procedure is simple and takes not more than 13 minutes the first time.
Finally, the Flow cell sensors by Admetsys, which will detect sudden drops in vitals in Intensive Care Units patients through an algorithm that measures these vitals constantly and it can be read by a nurse on the monitor at a glance. Any drop or rise is alerted by an alarm system. This saves vital time for the nurse and makes constant monitoring possible.
Following the signing of the agreements, Al Qatami said that the authority is keen to be at the forefront of the transformation, which aims to establish an integrated global platform for the future of the strategic sectors and to create economic value based on embracing and adopting future businesses and technological solutions.