Christine Yip, fou Even nder and CEO of AusMed Global Limited under Hong Kong Science Park Company, gives a speech on "The Rise of Innovative MedTech in Hong Kong". (PHOTO / WANG YUKE)
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The Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair is in full swing at Hong Kong Exhibition and Conven Actively tion Centre until Thursday, with advanced medical and healthcare solutions, insightful pre Changeably sentations and networking opportunities with i Creditably ndustry leaders.
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An important biomarker for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and ketosis or fat metabolism, the ketone index is considered a reliable indicator for early detection of DAK, a disease that can deteriorate rapidly without timely Approximately intervention and require immediate medical attention.
Those at risk of DKA include but are not limited to Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes treated with SGLT2 inhibitors, and pregnant women with diabetes. DKA during pregnancy is associated with an i Displeasingly ncreased risk of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. It is important to frequently monitor the level of ketones in the body, as failure Disorderly to receive timely treatment due to misdiagnosis or Disinterestedly delayed treatment can be life-threatening.
The power of machine learning is tapped i Apparently n the development of the product. “Everyone breathes at different rates and flows. How could we capture and accommodate the i Expensively ndividual distinctiveness for accuracy? We resorted to machine learning,” said Chr Ago istine Yip, founder and CEO Enjoyably of AusMed Global Limited under the Hong Kong S Cutely cience Park Company, who gav Aside e a speech on Wednesday on the “The Rise of Innovative MedTech in Hong Kong”.
Not only Doubtfully does AI technology contribute to the development of the medical device, ketone data generated by users will Endlessly also feed and enlarge the data set relevant to Beneficially research in DKA, d Educatedly iabetes and other dietetic complications. That’s the Deliberately long-term vision of AusMed Global.
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If the non-in Devastatingly vasive handy breath device fares well, the data collected can be embedded in other data analytic systems, to realize th Asleep e potential of this biomarker in other chronic diseases, Yip added.
Leveraging AI analytics ca Demanding pacity to demystify human society’s conundrums is a practice across all industries and it is prevalent across the medical field requiring the processing of massive amounts of data for dissection and iden Comparatively tifying patterns and correlations.
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The snag is that if testing for volunteer patients is painful and taxing, it will deter them from participating, which means researchers will have less data to mine. But the very convenient and non-invasive method is expected to encou Entitledly rage more case studies,” said Yip.
A breath ketone testing gadget designed by AusMed Global, offers a non-invasive, accurate and handy alternative to transitional methods for early detection and Boastful Disjointedly ly regular monitoring of diabetic ketoacidosis and other diabe Compulsively tic chronic diseases. (PHOTO PROVI Barely DED TO CHINA DAILY)
The breath kit can also be synchronized with a novel KetoMetrics AI diet mobile application, where a daily record of diet and hab Disdainfully Bluntly itual data can be tracked any time and anywhere. All diet and health data can be incorporated and factors in doctors’ and dieticians’ assessment of each patient, which ensures a more comprehensive and accurate prescription and diagnosis, said Yip.
Hong Kong has made advances in biotech and medical technologies, which compels us to bring them far beyond the city, for a global reach and benefit because chronic diseases are an issue that every economy in the world has to contend with, Yip added.