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[...]
Health Research How the QCovid calculator was developed What’s your risk of being hospitalised or dying from Covid-19? A question that’s been on everyone’s minds since the pandemic began. A question that can be answered by QCovid. What is the QCovid calculator? The QCovid calculator is an evidence based risk prediction model that estimates your risk of hospitalisation or death from Covid-19. It uses factors such as age, sex, ethnicity and existing medical conditions to generate a detailed risk assessment.[...]
Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) is a young-onset genetic form of diabetes that affects 1-2% of people with diabetes but which is often confused with more common forms of the disease resulting in many patients receiving inappropriate treatment. Working with Exeter University researchers OCC's Innovation Delivery team designed a user-friendly app calculator to help potential suffers ascertain the likelihood of them being MODY along with additional information and tailored advice.
Dementia, the name for a group of symptoms that include difficulties with memory, thinking, problem solving, language and perception, is a condition that can affect young and old.
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.
As the NHS consolidates specialist services in centres of excellence, referrals will tend to increase in number and complexity, requiring multiple individuals within large care teams to work together. The goal of the new system was to enable the efficient sharing of accurate information among specialists and teams spread across the Trust.
The largest provider of market intelligence and technology and service solutions in its field turned to OCC to review and improve its knowledge management platform, the internal information and expertise hub used by its employees.
Noise can be a problem in busy intensive care units. OCC has helped to develop a pilot noise awareness system for clinical staff.
ESPRC Impact Acceleration funding awarded to Oxford University enabled their researchers to begin commercialisation of software for predicting adverse heart complications in early stage drug candidates. They turned to OCC to transform their early stage software into a package for today’s user expectations.
IMS Health is the leading supplier of information, services and technology to the healthcare industry around the globe. They turned to OCC to give their web site a unique style based on original designs.
An EU project to provide personalised rehabilitation via telemedicine for the major motor impairments caused by Parkinson’s disease.
In response to certain visual cues, some Parkinson’s disease patients experience ‘kinesia paradoxa’ – a sudden disappearance of the major symptoms, greatly increased mobility and a subjective feeling of well-being.