What have you gained or seen through the development of the walking assist device?
I came to think about the development of medical equipment. Shinshu University has developed a project called “Bioimplantable / Wearable Type by Establishing a Physiological Data Integration System” from 2017, a project of the Joint Research Promotion Program for Industry-Academia Co-creation (OPERA) by JST (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) as a development form of the cyborg project. We have started the creation of a device development platform, and we have already entered the third year. This project aims to build a new information system to advance the development of implantable medical devices in Japan. Of course, it covers all parts such as artificial heart and cochlear implant.
Until now, bioimplantable and wearable devices have been developed individually in each medical specialty. Regarding interaction with the human body, knowledge and technology have been accumulated in each specialized field. However, even when developing similar things, it is left to each development, so it is not efficient from the viewpoint of medical device development as a whole. Another problem is that information about other related fields is not enough. To solve these problems,
①Collect data developed by individuals
(2) First, enable keyword search based on (2)
③ Analyze the data of (1) with AI to be able to derive information on "hazard", "risk" and "risk control" in medical device development
The purpose of this project is to create such a flow.
This will accelerate the development of implantable and wearable devices through open innovation (note: technological innovation by collaborating across frameworks such as joint R & D and cross-industry exchanges). Is.
The first step is to share the knowledge gained from each development. But not only that, but also by making AI learn the data more and more, it will be possible to extract information on "hazard", "risk" and "risk control" in medical device development. For example, when searching for "artificial joints" or "cyborgs", when you search for a certain keyword, not only data related to the development, but also things to be aware of, dangers, and how to deal with them are shared. That is where we aim.
Eventually, if it functions as a `` toolbox '' that can be shared by development people, it should be able to gather information useful for medical device development and approval, and use it as needed is. For example, I hope that it will be possible to standardize safety evaluation standards and to help foster a new medical industry based on information.