embedded world 2023: Advance medical with SECO Edge platforms combined with AIoT solutions

Scalable solutions and integration capacity, combined with comprehensive support, pave the way for a new generation of medical device applications.

How complex the medical equipment industry is can be easily comprehended: when it comes to dealing with people's health, it is mandatory for technologies to meet the highest standards of safety, reliability, and long-term availability. Serving customers in the medical device industry for over twenty years, SECO offers its high-level expertise - including ISO 13485 certification for medical device manufacturing, last renewed in 2020 - to help OEMs to meet all the rigorous design and regulatory requirements that rule this sector.

During the embedded world Exhibition&Conference, in Nuremberg, Germany, from March 14-16, 2023, SECO booth visitors will learn about SECO’s comprehensive offerings for the medical and e-health market. These not only consist of long-term available HMIs and edge platforms but also artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) solutions which augment the capabilities of medical device applications - leading the transition towards a new way of thinking about healthcare. From patient remote monitoring to advanced computer vision analysis, digital health technologies are taking the medical environment to a new level of efficiency, effectiveness, personalization of care, and cost-effectiveness.

Among the major trends that are shaping contemporary medicine is the use of AI-enabled solutions. These can either augment or automate the work of clinicians and staff in hospitals, other medical facilities, and laboratories – from streamlining inpatient post-surgery care to improving operations within testing labs. For patients who have undergone surgical treatment, the post-surgery period is extremely delicate and requires continuous, one-to-one monitoring by healthcare professionals. A patient movement detection demo available at the SECO booth will show the value and advantages of using AI to virtually watch over post-surgery patients located in separate rooms, alerting health workers of dangerous situations. A camera, connected to SECO’s UDOO VISION SBC, frames the bed and detects whether patients remain to lie, sit up on the edge of the bed, or stand up, using an AI model. When the status of a patient changes, the information is sent to the Clea platform and the status (normal, warning, or alert) is displayed in a dedicated Clea app’s dashboard. Filtering data by room, it is also possible to see the list of triggered events within a specific time frame.

AI can also be a valuable aid in ensuring that medical supplies are properly stored and positioned. At the SECO booth will be a demonstration of a Clea AI-based application for detecting missing or loose caps on test tubes in real time. The system uses computer vision techniques and machine learning (ML) algorithms to analyze images captured by a camera mounted on SECO’s Intel-based PEGASUS fanless embedded computer. The software the presence or absence of caps on test tubes and generates alerts in case of any discrepancies. This will help to ensure the accuracy and safety of laboratory operations, and avoid contamination or loss of specimens. Importantly, the solution is designed to run efficiently on edge laboratory devices to minimize latency and avoid the requirement for cloud or network communications with a centralized server.

This and much more will be shown at the SECO booth during the embedded world Exhibition&Conference, in Nuremberg. Be sure to stop by booth 1-320 to find out how AI can take your business to the next step!