RICOVAI-19 is a gene therapy platform for multiple diseases. Examine each patient's health, including their condition and diagnosis, as well as prognosis.
An Italian artificial intelligence company called Almawave launched a pilot study this month for a wearable gadget that uses AI to help patients and healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The study is a collaboration between the company and various entities. To be precise: Marche Polytechnic, Ancona Riuniti Hospital, ASUR Marche, Vivisol and Aditech. At present the preliminary results have been published in medRxiv as a preprint not yet peer-reviewed.
Among the co-authors of the study: Marco Mazzanti the Cardiac Imaging Department at the Barts Heart Center Foundation Trust in London; Aldo Salvi, internal doctor of the Emergency Department of the Ospedali Riuniti hospital in Ancona, Italy; Stefania Giacomini, general practitioner specialized in local medicine at the Unica Regional Health Authority (ASUR).
Wearable (and Italian) artificial intelligence
RicovAI-19 uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to analyze the status of each patient, including blood pressure, respiratory rate, body temperature and oxygen saturation. It also monitors the adherence of the patient's medical conditions to diagnosis and prognosis, as well as the existence of COVID-19 or other diseases.
RicovAI-19 also calculates and sends clinical stability indicators to medical staff so that they can diagnose patients and prescribe treatment. It uses a mobile app and a portable wearable device, which patients can access for free.
What is this technology for?
Such a platform may have many future developments. At present, its objective is fully included among those of the new generation of medicine. This and other technologies aim to reduce emergency visits, rethink remote medical care and the health care model in general.
Overall, wearable AI technology and telemedicine will be very useful, and Covid is just the first test.