経産省推進のDX、健康産業でも革新の動き

 コロナ禍でDX(デジタルトランスフォーメーション)に着目する事業者が増えている。経産省はこのほど事業再構築を目指す中小企業・中堅企業を支援する公募を開始。コロナ禍で変化する消費活動に伴い、健康産業でも新たなDX事例が登場している。DXとは、デジタル技術を活用し、既存の価値観や枠組みを覆すような技術革新をもたらすビジネスモデル。スマホ利用者の増加やネット通販市場の拡大、さらにコロナ禍に伴う消費活動の変化を受け、事業のDX化に着目する事業者が増えている。

経産省では2018年に「DX推進ガイドライン」を発行し、国内ビジネス環境のDX支援に注力。令和2年度第3次補正予算で1兆1485億円を計上し、3月26日には、事業再構築促進事業の公募を開始した。4月15日より全て電子申請にて受け付けており、応募締め切りは4月30日。直近6ヵ月間中、3ヵ月の合計売上高がコロナ以前の同3ヵ月の売上高と比較して10%以上減少している事業者を対象に、新分野の展開や業態転換を支援する。

Data, analytics, machine learning, and AI in healthcare in 2021

In 2020, few things went well and saw growth. Artificial intelligence was one of them, and healthcare was another one. As noted by ZDNet’s own Joe McKendrick recently, artificial intelligence remained on a steady course of growth and further exploration — perhaps because of the Covid-19 crisis. Healthcare was a big area for AI investment.

Today, the results of a new survey focusing precisely on the adoption of AI in healthcare are being unveiled. ZDNet caught up with Gradient Flow Principal Ben Lorica, and John Snow Labs CTO David Talby, to discuss findings and the state of AI in healthcare.

Leapfrogging — from pen and paper to AI
The survey was conducted by Lorica and Paco Nathan, and sponsored by John Snow Labs. A total of 373 respondents from 49 countries participated. A quarter of respondents (27%) held Technical Leadership roles. Here are some key findings, with additional insights from Lorica and Talby.

When asked what technologies they plan to have in place by the end of 2021, almost half of respondents cited data integration. About one-third cited natural language processing (NLP) and business intelligence (BI) among the technologies they are currently using or plan to use by the end of the year.

What is Lechal: A smart footwear that navigates its users with vibrations

A smart footwear company Lechal, which translates to “take me along” can track the wearers fitness and help them navigate using vibrational patterns.

In a bid to reduce the falling within the older generation, Lechal aids users in coordinating a personalised home exercise plan improving mobility, strength and balance.

Founded in 2011 by Krispian Lawrence, a graduate of the University of Michigan, and Anirudh Sharma, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the company seeks to create an intuitive and user-friendly wearable technology for visually-impaired people.

Mr Lawrence, founder and CEO, said: “Ultimately Lechal was conceived and launched to help the visually-impaired with navigation through haptic feedback in your feet when wearable technology was at its infancy.

“Even though footwear is the most challenging to work on from a technology standpoint, because of so many issues that need addressing, I feel like the shoes are the most natural extension to the body.

“You never leave the home without shoes, and they always point to the direction you want to go to, so that’s how started.”

Create the FUTURE Health

未来の健康を、作る。

「いつまでも健康であって欲しい。」
親が子を想い、子が親を想う気持ちが自然なように、
人々の健康を願う気持ちは、いつの時代も変わることはありません。

その想いが形に表れ、自然に行われている社会をつくる。

未来の子供たちのために、今私たちができること。
口に入れるもの、肌に触れるもの、心に感じるもの。
その全てに、安心と優しさを実現する。
私たちが、未来の健康をつくります。

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Redefining the ecosystem of wearable

The future lies with disruptive technology. It’s set in motion. This era will witness a transformation that not only redefines the ecosystem of wearables but gestates a whole new purpose, one which is intuitive, unobtrusive and a natural extension.

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