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EVERAI

Emergency doctors save valuable time because patient data arrive ahead of the ambulance.

It’s almost a cliché in films or on TV: an ambulance arrives, an emergency doctor rushes up to it. “Heartbeat? Blood pressure? Medication? Get the operation theatre ready!”

Thanks to EVERAI, such scenes might soon seem hopelessly outdated. This innovation project by imec and several partners wants to ensure that everything’s ready before a patient arrives at the emergency ward.

How does EVERAI work?

The goal is to install EVERAI in ambulances. The system:

  • Collects objective patient data. The doctor from the mobile emergency response team dictates his findings. An algorithm converts them into text. The doctor validates it in real time.
  • Sends the data in structured form to the emergency doctor in the hospital – eventually the information will be directly added to the record of the mobile emergency response team. The hospital doctor can immediately start with the preparation of staff and infrastructure.

The result is a swifter hospital admission. That’s a good thing for the doctor, who works more efficiently. For the patient, who gets a better treatment. And for society, which saves costs.

Pooling of expertise

EVERAI ran from January to December 2020. The project was supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. Several partners each contributed in a unique way:

  • Genesis-Biomed wrote the business plan (business development & go-to-market) and IP licensing agreement. And is now initiating a startup.
  • Pipple supported the creation of the AI for the decision-supporting platforms.
  • Imec played its role as an experienced innovation partner in the hardware and software design, prototyping and testing.

Results

In cocreation with the emergency doctors of the AZ Klina in Brasschaat and the UZ Gent, we developed and tested the first prototype of the EVERAI solution. First, we brainstormed about subjects such as:

  • What should the dashboards look like?
  • Which functionalities do we need?
  • Which terminology will we use?

Gradually, the solution was tested at the hospitals. Through an iterative process, we arrived at a prototype that is tailored to the users.

The startup of Genesis-Biomed will now bring EVERAI to a higher TRL (technology readiness level). In that way, the solution will be able to go to market at a later stage.

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