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Huawei Launch Track AI to Help Detect Early Signs of Visual Impairment in Children across the World

BWW News Desk
April 16, 2019

Huawei has deployed its AI expertise with leading medical research bodies to help safeguard childrens eyesight Huawei is working with IIS Aragon and DIVE Medical to cocreate Track AI an AIpowered assessment designed to detect and diagnose early signs of visual impairment in children pblockquotep idpullquotepblockquote p The World Health Organization estimates there are 19 million children in the world with visual impairment of which 70 to 80 percent are preventable or curable In most cases these children will remain undiagnosed for years resulting in more serious consequences with their vision general development educational and social opportunities Less severe but easily prevented types of visual impairments are currently affecting 128 million children p p iFor the past few years we have been committed to developing a tool that will assess visual function in young children and to identify those with visual impairments said iVictoria Pueyo Paediatric Ophthalmologist DIVE Medicalii p p iWith Huawei supporting and powering DIVE through AI we are now able to work towards this goal Our goal is to implement this technology globally and with our multiethnic approach we can cater to every type of visual impairmenti p p To detect visual impairments the DIVE Devices for an Integral Visual Examination software runs on the Matebook E to monitor and track the gaze of each eye while the patient is looking at stimuli designed to test different aspects of visual function The data collected from the patients gaze pattern is then processed on the HUAWEI P30 smartphone using the HUAWEI HiAI algorithm to identify potential indicators of visual impairments p p With the HUAWEI P30 and HUAWEI HiAI technology the Track AI initiative creates an easytouse portable and affordable device to identify these issues in children as soon as possible and as early as six months old Ultimately the goal is to empower individuals without training to help identify children that may have visual impairments in order to help them access treatment sooner p p iIn the past smartphones were not powerful enough to process complex AI based algorithms and data had to be sent to the cloud for processing Communication to and from the cloud makes AI processing slow and is useless without a networki iThe new Track AI technology combines the very best in Huaweis machine learning and ondevice AI processing technology with concrete research and insights from IIS Aragon and DIVE Medical said iPeter Gauden Technology Expert Huaweiii p p iTrack AI is part of Huaweis wider commitment to push the boundaries of what is humanly possible and use AI for good Our goal for this project is to make it possible for parents and doctors in all corners of the world to detect visual impairments in a faster easier more efficient way through AI technologyi p p bHow does it workb p p Children with visual impairment have different gaze patterns compared to children with normal vision DIVE can accurately gather data on the gaze position during a scientifically designed visual stimuli Interpreting this data can be challenging for nonspecialist healthcare workers Using AI however computers can be trained to identify abnormal gaze patterns for easier screenings and assisted diagnoses and speed up the process from diagnosis to management of the condition p p Track AI builds on the capabilities of Googles TensorFlow an opensource platform and Huawei HiAi to create a machine learning system on a smartphone using its breakthrough Kirin 980 chip an AI processing powerhouse that is defining the future of smartphone AI p p Two dedicated Neural Processing Units Dual NPU built inside the Kirin 980 support ondevice AI which means the AI functions are processed on the smartphone itself significantly speeding things up while also preserving user privacy This Dual Neural Processing Unit also helps to make the Smartphones AI features smarter over time as well as increase daily performance and efficiency p p Track AI on the smartphone is portable doesnt require WIFI and receives data in realtime to speed diagnoses The unprecedented capabilities of Huaweis smartphone allow Track AI to be used across the world from an ophthalmologist in a UK hospital to a village doctor in a remote area of Africa p p Early trials will soon lead to widespread adoption Developing a system based on AI requires gathering data from thousands of children and data is currently being collecting by the research centres from testing in five countries across 3 continents China Mexico UAE Spain and UK Once a mass of data has been aggregated neural networks will be trained and a prototype device will be piloted later this year with plans to rollout in 2020 helping healthcare workers diagnose and treat eye conditions early p p The new HUAWEI P30 an HUAWEI P30 Pro are immediately available globally with pricing information as follows p p bHUAWEI P30 Prob p ul classbwmarginl1 li classbwlistitemmargb 8GB RAM 128GB ROM EUR 999 li li classbwlistitemmargb 8GB RAM 256GB ROM EUR 1099 li li classbwlistitemmargb 8GB RAM 512GB ROM EUR 1249 li ul p bHUAWEI P30b p ul classbwmarginl1 li classbwlistitemmargb 6GB RAM 128GB ROM EUR 799 li ul p classbwalignc bendsb p p p pimg referrerpolicyunsafeurl alt srchttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidbwnewsampsty20190415005748r1ampsidweb02ampdistronxamplangen stylewidth0height0span classbwct31415p

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