Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Binah.ai video analytics transform medical devices

Steve Rogerson
July 9, 2019
 
Binah.ai, an Israeli provider of ready-to-use AI-powered apps, has released a series of non-invasive, video-based health and wellness monitors to improve analytics. Its technology can transform a device equipped with a simple camera into a medical-grade healthcare gadget.
 
The video-based digital health use cases include heart rate and heart rate variability measurements, providing the data for stress measurements.
 
In today's busy life, stress is a major issue; it has been identified as a significant factor in health and wellness issues from insomnia to cancer. While some stress is normal – and can even be good in specific situations – chronic, overwhelming stress can have a massively negative impact on physical, mental and emotional well-being.
 
Other measurements such as blood alcohol level and blood pressure are under development and will be available later this year.
 
The Binah Now – with a less than two beats per minute margin of error – requires no skin contact and provides real-time insights that correlate to risks of heart failure, arrhythmia, diabetes, stroke, cognitive functions, inflammatory markers, visceral fat and more.
 
Binah.ai achieves accuracy by using an approach that combines signal processing and machine vision to accelerate the path from data to insights, coupled with a proprietary AI, machine and deep-learning framework delivering actionable results.
 
The system automatically selects the skin region of interest, optimises face detection and tracking, with motion compensation correcting movement and shaking, and illumination normalisation to support fluctuating lighting conditions. The heart rate estimation algorithm includes creating a photoplethysmography (PPG) signal using a live video feed. The accuracy has been proven against medical-grade oximeter results performed on more than 1000 subjects.
 
The ready-to-use products allow healthcare, insurance, and automotive industries to leverage ready-to-use AI apps and implement them inside of their applications to deliver remote or on-edge health services and wellness monitoring.
 
Organisations can digitally enhance the customer experience to deliver health and wellbeing services faster and more effectively, boost telemedicine and preventive medicine capabilities, and increase home-based treatment offerings and illness prevention. Binah Now allows the insurance industry to align its underwriting processes to the digital era and provide a more efficient and relevant patient experience.
 
"Advanced, new technologies like AI can and will heavily support global healthcare services, especially as predictions show that we will witness a 15 million-person shortage of medical staff by 2030," said David Maman, CEO and co-founder of Binah.ai. "Our ready-to-use technology helps organisations easily adopt advanced capabilities like AI to tighten the medical shortage gap while allowing everyone to be more aware of their health status and make timely decisions to improve wellness."
 
Binah Now monitoring systems are available as an SDK supporting most common operating systems and processing architectures, including all smartphones, tablets and computers or as a full white label system. The products run on the device itself, requiring no internet connectivity.
 
Binah.ai provides a set of AI-powered, ready-to-use, video analysis-based, no-touch digital healthcare apps, delivering heart rate variability data insights for global digital healthcare, insurance and mobile device providers. The products combine signal processing and machine learning.