In a press release, NVIDIA announced a collaboration with Medtronic to integrate NVIDIA’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology into certain Medtronic products. NVIDIA is a graphics processing unit (GPU) company and Medtronic is a medical device company.
Specifically, the press release says Medtronic will integrate both NVIDIA’s Holoscan AI computing software platform for building medical devices and NVIDIA IGX, an edge AI hardware platform, into Medtronic’s GI Genius. .TMs endoscope module. Holoscan, described in a press release, provides infrastructure for scalable, software-defined, real-time data processing at the edge.
Kimberly Powell, vice president of healthcare at NVIDIA, said: “We are collaborating with Medtronic to accelerate AI innovation by enabling a software-defined business model with the goal of improving clinical decision-making, reducing healthcare variability and improving patient outcomes. doing.”
In NVIDIA’s technical blog titled “How Edge Computing is Transforming Healthcare,” Edge Computing faces challenges and drawbacks related to bandwidth congestion, network reliability, latency, and other issues related to remote data analytics. , by analyzing and developing therapeutic solutions online. Data at time of collection. As NVIDIA explains, edge computing refers to computing that takes place at collection points (in this case, devices) and aims to provide faster and more reliable computing. NVIDIA also shows that improvements in edge devices could greatly benefit the healthcare industry, which is estimated to have 10-15 edge devices connected to each hospital bed. NVIDIA says in this blog that the global market for connected medical devices will grow from $41 billion in 2017 to $158 billion in 2022.
Reported developer and manufacturer of GI GeniusTMs Intelligent Endoscopy Module – Cosmo Pharmaceuticals NV – said in a press release, GI Genius:TMs The Intelligent Endoscopy Module is an FDA-cleared, AI-assisted colonoscopy module designed to help physicians detect lesions that may lead to colorectal cancer by improving the diagnostic images used during colonoscopy. Endoscopy tool.Cosmo says he’s a GI geniusTMs Intelligent endoscopy modules help reduce the number of undetected precancerous lesions. According to this press release, Medtronic is the exclusive worldwide distributor of his GI Genius.TMs Intelligent endoscopy module.
Medtronic for its education and training materials and GI Genius forTMs The Intelligent Endoscopy Module is designed to aid in real-time colonoscopy procedures by using visual markers to alert physicians to possible colorectal lesions. GI Genius, as stated by Medtronic in its education and training materialsTMs An intelligent endoscopy module may help detect small, flat lesions that a doctor would otherwise be unable to detect.
NVIDIA announced the first GI Genius in a press release.TMs Systems built with NVIDIA technology are expected to be available in the second half of 2023.