Thursday 21 November 2019

INFANT wins 2nd national award for digital diagnostics research – AI powered decision support tool to identify brain seizures in newborns recognised.

INFANT was named winner of ‘The Best Application of AI in an Academic Research Body.

INFANT PhD student Alison O’ Shea and the INFANT Engineering team were recognised for their use of AI to diagnose brain injury in infants. The team has developed an algorithm that detects seizures in newborns and alerts the healthcare team that the baby may need some additional support.  Currently, seizure detection is only possible through analysing EEG and under normal neonatal intensive care conditions, less than 10% of seizures are detected.

Now in its second year, the AI Awards are run by AI Ireland, a non-profit business with backing from Microsoft Ireland and Alldus International.

Congratulations to the AI Ireland team, sponsors, nominees and awardees on such a successful event.