Even if it’s not directly related to immersive technologies, it’s interesting to see that FDA authorized marketing of a new tool which combines hardware with AI software. Dedicated to the fight against colorectal cancer “GI Genius” can help clinicians to detect fastly little clues of potential lesions. First study show that the tool improves early detection by 13%. This kind of area detection could be used by AR visualisation tools.
The GI Genius is composed of hardware and software designed to highlight portions of the colon where the device detects a potential lesion. The software uses artificial intelligence algorithm techniques to identify regions of interest. During a colonoscopy, the GI Genius system generates markers, which look like green squares and are accompanied by a short, low-volume sound, and superimposes them on the video from the endoscope camera when it identifies a potential lesion.