Preventing outbreaks and epidemics of highly communicable diseases—such as dengue fever, influenza, or even the Zika virus—has become a global health concern and public policy priority. In partnership with the municipal government, well-known university, and university hospital, AMobile developed a smart medical wristband that leveraged the power of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help prevent future outbreaks from becoming epidemics in Taiwan.
Epidemics can arise seemingly from nowhere and spread across national boundaries at alarming speed in today’s highly interconnected world. Consequently, early detection, warning, observation, and treatment are key factors to the success of any outbreak prevention campaign. Frontline medical professionals, health department officials and staff, and the public must all work together to keep an outbreak from spreading.
Since changes in patient vitals, such as abnormal increases in body temperature or heart rate, can indicate the early stages of infection, wearable technology offered a promising solution for around-the-clock patient monitoring. The challenge was developing a solution that can quickly and accurately detect abnormalities in patient health, analyze individual patient medical information with collated environmental data on disease vectors, and dispatch timely warnings to patients, medical professionals, and the public.