FKS-Life and Health Medical Care: Intelligence-Driven Solutions for Anesthesiology
Fei-Kai Syu, Chairman and CEO
Technological innovations have definitely improved the quality of care and patient outcomes in the field of anesthesiology. Yet, it is a never-ending battle for physicians to find a medical device that suits every single patient’s needs in anesthesiology whilst improving the patient experience. The reason being: the tracheal structure varies from person to person and if the patient is suffering from any disease or has previous operative experiences then it can further cause structural deviation. “FKScope is our answer to address this critical challenge,” says Fei-Kai Syu, Chairman and CEO, FKS-Life and Health Medical Care.
FKScope is integrated with endoscope and computing devices to create a 3D model of a patient’s airway to be simultaneously localized and mapped. By using the 3D model with machine learning techniques, medical professionals can not only identify difficult intubation situations but also perform pilot intubation treatments.
FKS-Life and Health Medical Care has been working closely with advanced R&D teams and world-renowned physicians to develop a 3D tracheal image module for anesthesiologists, ICU, and emergency department clinicians around the world.
“Our ultimate goal is to save as many lives as possible and create a win-win situation for physicians and patients,” affirms Fei. The FKS solution proves to be immensely beneficial for patients who present difficult airways. When compared to a traditional laryngoscope, the video stylet of FKS results in a higher success rate of endotracheal intubation. The high definition camera at the end of the stylet offers a Cormack- Lehane grade level for glottis-view (at least one Cormack-Lehane grade level lower for glottis-view) while reducing the trauma for patients and decreasing the intubation time.
FKScope uses built-in Wi-Fi transmitter for videos, improving the quality of visuals and provides real-time images. Moreover, since the monitor can be connected wirelessly, the placement is not limited. “We offer wireless and portable solutions to accommodate any emergency situation and still maintain superior clinical results and value justification,” says Fei.
Our ultimate goal is to save as many lives as possible and create a win-win situation for physicians and patients
Furthering the technology advantage is Johnfk Medical, a subsidiary of FKS that has developed an app for storing images and videos. This will allow for meaningful data mining to further enhance efficiency and inspire innovation for educational purposes in healthcare.
The fundamental goal of FKScope is to improve patient safety and experience. To achieve that feat, firstly, a 3D model of a patient’s airway is created via computer visuals and visual inertial odometry (VIO) technology. Subsequently, a data model analysis technology is leveraged to analyze the 3D model and patient data. At the end, when enough 3D airway models are imported, operation by operation, the utilization of deep learning performance can help to construct an airway prediction model and pathology prediction model, which could help to distinguish difficult intubation case, navigate the most suitable intubation pathway, and predict the possibility of any airway pathology, not only reducing operative risks but improving health outcomes.
To reach the next milestone, the FKS team is striving to create the world’s first customized AI endoscope for anesthesiology. The company is forging strategic alliances with partners whose assets and services complement one other to maximize synergetic effects. They are all set to accelerate the development of the AI system as well as surveillance and technical service systems with the project fulfillment slated for 2020. Alongside, the outlining and planning of the airway model generation and intubation assist system is scheduled for completion this year.
“With our mission to promote the ‘value of health and life’, we are a team with great focus and drive, and most importantly, we do not treat success as the finishing line,” concludes Fei.
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