Diagnosis aid system based on computer vision

Challenge:

Intestinal motility disorders (contractions), which are usually characterised by rhythmic changes and uncoordinated movements of the intestinal tract, affect up to 30% of the population and can have major implications for their quality of life.

Solution:

GCD@UB, the company Given Imaging and gastroenterology specialists from Vall d’Hebron University Hospital developed a system for diagnosing intestinal motility disorders based on images taken by a wireless endoscope camera that describes a range of visual patterns, both static and dynamic, from which an objective diagnosis can be made.

Impact (benefit):

From a medical point of view, the research focused on identifying new factors that are symptomatic of the disease based on the visual analysis of images. From a technology perspective, the innovation lies in the development of an automatic recognition system that instantly extracts visual diagnostic patterns from a large number of images, and the creation of an automatic decision-making system to assist doctors with their diagnoses. This development finally paves the way for replacing the current methodology, which causes patient discomfort, with a more comfortable alternative that presents improved diagnostic capabilities.

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