Mary Sheridan, Senior Manager for the Accelerate Health team here at HIMSS interviews Chooch AI CEO Emrah Gultekin about the work Chooch AI is doing with computer vision for healthcare . In this 15 minute podcast Gultekin explains that “in healthcare, you have lots of visual tasks. Whether it’s cell counting or whether it’s patient gestures, or maybe operating rooms where actions are happening. These are the kinds of things that we have used Chooch for and is being used in production in many, many different healthcare scenarios.”
As computer vision is becoming increasingly sophisticated, it brings business benefits to a wide variety of industries. From defect detection to loss prevention, computer vision is a powerful tool with the potential to improve processes and results in many contexts. But before we dive into the use cases of computer vision, let’s define what it is.
Facial recognition is often seen in a bad light due to our fear of Orwellian surveillance states. But facial recognition – when used for the public good especially in the form of facial authentication – can bring numerous benefits. Because while facial recognition certainly can be employed in some shady ways, facial authentication actually increases individual security rather than decreases it.
Over the past decade, computers using deep neural networks have been able to approach—if not exceed—human performance at object recognition tasks. In 2015, the PReLU-Net deep network became the first computer model to surpass human accuracy on the ImageNet 2012 dataset, with 4.94 percent error compared with humans’ 5.1 percent.
Chooch AI has created a suite of AI solutions with its visual artificial intelligence platform to detect lung injury, coughs, masks and fevers.
Healthcare providers are increasingly challenged as they are tasked with doing more, faster, especially in times of crisis. Now, the confluence of GPUs and AI has generated a solution to meet these challenges. Video streams connected to Chooch AI on the NVIDIA Jetson platform can act as eyes, alongside microphones that can act as AI-enabled ears thanks to the NVIDIA Clara Guardian platform. The benefits include improved public safety, better patient care, and more operational efficiency at healthcare facilities.
Practitioners, public health officials, and healthcare administrators are making resource capacity decisions that directly affect patient outcomes, while the Covid-19 outbreak has strained our healthcare infrastructure and supply chain.