Researchers at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Virginia Tech were awarded a $5 million National Science Foundation grant to synergize two complementary technologies -- large-scale data visualization and artificial intelligence -- to create the Smart Amplified Group Environment (SAGE3) open-source software. SAGE, soon to be on its third iteration as SAGE3, is the most widely used big-data visualization and collaboration software in the world. SAGE and SAGE2 are software to enable data-rich collaboration on high-resolution display walls. SAGE2 moved SAGE into cloud computing and SAGE3 ushers in the inclusion of artificial intelligence. Principal investigator Jason Leigh is a computer and information science professor at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and the inventor of SAGE.
Level Ex, a Chicago startup that makes medical-training video games for doctors, has been acquired by Berlin-based medical-technology company Brainlab, the companies announced today. The companies did not disclose the terms of their deal, although Level Ex CEO Sam Glassenberg told MobiHealthNews that his company would continue to operate under the new ownership as an independent entity. "We're a bunch of game developers that have been parachuted into the healthcare industry, and we're constantly seeing technology that is, like, two decades behind what we're doing in the entertainment industry," he said. If you go to their offices and see their tech, it's incredibly forward looking. Learn on-demand, earn credit, find products and solutions.
Mary Tolan, co-founder and managing partner at Chicago Pacific Founders, explains how healthcare providers can apply AI's diagnostic and logistical capabilities to create a protective buffer between emergency medical providers and COVID-19 patients. We are living through a near-unprecedented crisis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers have emerged as frontline heroes, working overtime to protect our communities from the spread of novel Coronavirus. But they aren't immune to the anxious, uncertain atmosphere the pandemic has fostered nor, indeed, the Coronavirus itself. We need to protect the first responders and hospital staff who put their wellbeing on the line to support their communities during a crisis.