Neusoft and Celeno partner to combine Neusoft’s AI and Celeno’s Doppler Imaging technology to help senior citizens.
In China, if you say “software,” Neusoft will be the company that comes to mind. Neusoft was the first listed software company in China. For ten consecutive years, the company ranked as the top China healthcare IT solutions provider. Neusoft has made the list of PwC “Global 100 Software Leaders” four times and has been named in the Top 20 Most Globally Competitive Chinese Companies, Top 50 Chinese Global Challengers, and Asian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises. It also ranked as the Best Employer in APAC.
Founded in 1991, Neusoft now employs nearly 20,000 workers worldwide and develops innovative software products to improve life and promote social development. Recently, Neusoft began focusing their research on using AI technology to help a growing segment of the world’s population: senior citizens. The aim of the research is to take advantage of Celeno’s Doppler imaging and develop an AI software layer to identify life threatening situations.
Protecting the Elderly with Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging
According to the UN’s Population Division, citizens aged 60 and older will make up 21% of the world’s population by 2050. The majority of these seniors will live in developed countries, and this population will bring new challenges to the healthcare system. Technology will play a large role in addressing these challenges.
A basic desire of most people is to be able to live independently. While this can pose a danger to some seniors, and a dilemma for their adult children, Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging technology can enable many more senior citizens to continue living alone or at home, and it will provide peace of mind for their children and other family members.
Wi-Fi Doppler Imaging relies on radar over Wi-Fi signals to create imaging data. This data can be used to create motion-based insights based on familiar patterns within an environment. For example, normal movements in a home like walking, sleeping, and other routine activities form patterns in the system. An anomaly—like falling—will set off an alert.
Wi-Fi Doppler imaging can be embedded within the Wi-Fi router or within a dedicated device. The Celeno chipset includes the hardware and firmware for Wi-Fi connectivity and for radar implemented over the same Wi-Fi signal.
Doppler imaging can track:
- Body Movements
There is no invasion of privacy. No cameras or wearables are needed, and the imaging does not show human forms, rather it measures Doppler Spectograms that look like this:
It’s estimated that the market for medical alert systems will surpass $26.43 billion globally by 2023. In the US, nearly 29% of the 46 million community-dwelling older adults live alone. Homes, hospitals, and senior living facilities would benefit from this technology as long as there is Wi-Fi delivered through a router.
Homes, hospitals, and senior living facilities would benefit from this technology as long as there is Wi-Fi delivered through a router.
The Neusoft-Celeno Partnership
Neusoft continually looks for new applications for AI in healthcare. Partnering with Celeno will enable the companies to bridge AI with Doppler Imaging and the IoT to be able to serve the large and growing population of senior citizens. The partnership will lead to advanced Wi-Fi-based radar sensors providing Doppler Images supported by AI to detect and pre-empt abnormal movements or deteriorating health conditions. This will benefit people under remote healthcare supervision, independent senior citizens living at home or by themselves in a community, as well as hospitals and senior care facilities.
“We are excited to collaborate with Neusoft Education, Their expertise in AI technology and vast experience in designing medical imaging devices and remote healthcare technology and services will help materialize the vision of leveraging Wi-Fi-based Radar sensing to improve the quality of life of seniors opting to age at home and enable recovery of hospitalized patients at home, earlier.” -Lior Weiss, VP Marketing and Business Development at Celeno.