Otologic Technologies, Inc., a Wisconsin-based health-tech startup developing an artificial intelligence (AI) system to improve treatment of ear disease, announced the issuance of US Patent No. 10,932,662, "System and Method of Otoscopy Image Analysis to Diagnose Ear Pathology." The patent explains a novel artificial intelligence system to help doctors better diagnose ear disease. "One of the biggest challenges in diagnosing ear disease is the difficult nature of an ear exam," said Aaron Moberly, MD, associate professor of otolaryngology at The Ohio State University and one of the inventors of the technology. "Even experienced doctors can have trouble with a live ear exam, as patients are usually uncomfortable and the view can be obstructed. In 2015, Dr. Moberly began an ongoing collaboration with Metin Gurcan, PhD, an artificial intelligence (AI) expert at The Ohio State University.