AI technology could diagnose Parkinson’s in less than three minutes

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Author: Simge Eva DoganPublished: 31 October 2018

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Chinese technology enterprise Tencent has partnered with UK healthcare company Medopad and the Centre of Excellence in Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at Kings College Hospital, UK, to create artificial intelligence (AI) software that may be able to diagnose Parkinson’s in less than three minutes.

The team trained the AI system by analysing video footage of people with Parkinson’s, and believes it will help doctors identify and diagnose the condition at a far earlier stage.

In addition, it is hoped the test could be carried out remotely using smartphone technology.

Dan Vahdat, CEO and Co-founder of Medopad, said: “Our partnership with Tencent comes from a shared vision to change the future of healthcare as we know it.

“In combining Medopad’s medical expertise and Tencent’s technical capabilities, we hope to provide the technology needed to support clinicians to predict preventable complications for people with Parkinson’s disease.”

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For more information on Parkinson’s diagnosis please visit Parkinson’s Europe website.


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