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IMedtac adds CyberLink facial recognition to medicine cabinet

Steve Rogerson
January 14, 2020



IMedtac has integrated AI-based facial recognition technology from fellow Taiwanese company CyberLink into its automatic dispensing medicine cabinet.
 
The FaceMe AI facial recognition engine has been integrated with the smart medicine cabinet as part of the firm’s AIoT iHospital service platform to enhance pharmaceutical management.
 
IoT is a key driver of healthcare technological innovation and provides answers to growing demand driven by a number of factors such as aging populations. IMedtac is thus integrating AI and facial recognition to its latest AIoT-powered iHospital service platform.
 
The smart medicine cabinet is a key component of this platform that enhances the protection and safe delivery of controlled substances. Legacy controlled substances’ access procedures require that at least two pharmacists keep the key and passcode to open medicine chests.
 
Powered by FaceMe, iMedtac’s latest smart medicine cabinet identifies authorised medical personnel via AI facial recognition, offering protection and safely providing streamlined, frictionless access to controlled substances. For example, the smart medicine cabinet management system is synchronised with employees’ work schedule and access authorisations to ensure precise control.
 
This can enhance safety, streamline the drug delivery workflow and contribute to an overall improvement in the quality of medical care.
 
“The rapid growth of AI technologies enables innovation across multiple facets of healthcare, driving breakthroughs in treatment, safety and the quality of patient care,” said Jau Huang, CyberLink’s founder and CEO. “The integration of FaceMe AI facial recognition engine into iMedtac’s smart medicine cabinet is a good example of how AIoT can drive transformation of the medical industry and deliver safer, more efficient and better care.”
 
The smart medicine cabinet, which integrates CyberLink’s FaceMe AI facial recognition engine, is being adopted by many medical centres in Taiwan. IMedtac says it will expand distribution of this AIoT product to other countries in Asia and around the world.
 
“By implementing CyberLink’s FaceMe AI facial recognition engine, iMedtac’s automatic dispensing cabinet brings AI and IoT technology into medical care, enhancing the safety of prescription drug delivery,” said Ken Yu, iMedtac’s founder. “IMedtac strives to provide the latest medical technology. Cooperating with CyberLink, we are able to build an integrated iHospital service platform and drive change to the global smart healthcare market.”
 
Founded in 1996, CyberLink specialises in multimedia software and AI facial recognition technology. It addresses consumer, commercial and education markets with digital content creation, multimedia playback, video conferencing, livecasting, mobile applications and AI facial recognition.
 
CyberLink has shipped several hundred million copies of its multimedia software and apps, including the PowerDirector, PhotoDirector and PowerDVD.