The Story of TraCer OCC has played a key role in an innovative project to use artificial intelligence to accurately date pregnancies in countries where larger scale ultrasound scanning equipment is unavailable. TraCer is a small ultrasound device that has been combined with a tablet and probe. Software on the tablet makes it simple for a non-expert to carry out pregnancy scans. OCC played a key role in ensuring that the user interface was as straightforward as possible. Machine learning[...]
Artificial Intelligence Health Park AI – Using AI to help clinicians monitor Parkinson’s disease In 2020, the average human-created 1.7MB of data per second, which equates to 2.5 quintillion bytes of data generated every day. Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a critical tool to effectively process this immense amount of data, making machine learning algorithms part of our daily lives. Whenever you use google, sat nav or social media, AI is working in the background to make your user experience[...]
Across the world, demand for chicken meat is steadily increasing, with over 60 billion chickens reared each year. At the same time, farmers are under pressure to improve the welfare of these birds, to use less medication and to reduce the impact on the environment by becoming more efficient. Since both profitability and welfare depend on the health and survival of the birds, it is clear that both chickens and producers benefit from increased chicken health.
Knowing the gestational age of the foetus is an important aspect of modern maternity care. In the western world, sonographers use high-precision ultrasound scans in the first trimester of pregnancy to estimate gestational age and subsequently help monitor foetal health. But in most lower-middle-income countries, women do not have this early scan and trained sonographers with high-resolution equipment are thin on the ground.
Coronary heart disease is the single most common cause of death before the age of 65 in the UK and affects nearly half the population over the age of 40. The accurate detection of heart problems is therefore of prime importance.
NovaData Solutions, a startup company that specialises in molecular modelling services, created an artificial intelligence platform to simulate the identification of drug candidates. NovaData used OCC to accelerate the development of the KNIME functionality required by their AI-based drug discovery process.
The dream of harnessing the power of the stars to provide near-limitless clean electricity has remained up to now just that – a dream. In stars like our own Sun, a huge amount of energy and heat is released by nuclear fusion, when the nuclei of atoms collide at very high speeds to create a new, larger nucleus. Most attempts to replicate the process in laboratories, using expensive high-density lasers or magnetic fields and super-hot plasmas, have so far struggled to get to the point at which more energy is produced than put in.
One of the most significant sources of Big Data is social media: a continuous feed of unstructured, unvalidated, near real-time information about what people are experiencing. As part of the European EmerGent project., OCC is developing a cloud-based emergency management service to gather and mine social media.
As part of the EU REACT research project, OCC developed new technical solutions to assist emergency services operators in the command and control room.