Despite the COVID-19 pandemic which has brought monumental challenges to the global healthcare industry, Taiwan Excellence, a national award in Taiwan with 28 years of history, initiated the Smart Medical Express.
The Smart Medical Express is composed of product launches that seek to enhance
cooperation within the international community while highlighting digital healthcare and innovations from Taiwan.
The activities involved in Smart Medical Express included 5 online presentations that focused on technological advancements and innovations in surgical equipment, ophthalmology, assistive devices, dentistry, and innovative healthcare.
Very recently, over 300 medical practitioners from various medical institutions, medical colleges, and healthcare industries from Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines, including media members from these participating countries attended the final even dubbed as "Taiwan - ASEAN Medical Device and Innovation Forum" where they learned more about Taiwan's latest medical technologies.
The said forum brought together innovative companies such as Faspro Systems Co., Ltd., Taiwan Main Orthopaedic Biotechnology Co., Ltd., Crystalvue Medical Corp., Mediland Enterprise Corp., IEI Integration Corp., and other medical manufacturers who presented their latest products. Furthermore, another leading digital healthcare enterprise in Taiwan, Quanta Computer had discussed Taiwan's digital healthcare advancement.
As we are now facing a large-scale pandemic, healthcare is considered the sector that is most at danger and at risk being the first line of defense. Taiwan is using the advantages of its robust ICT industry to assist medical institutions with regard to planning and executing their digital transformations. With their software and hardware integration, Artificial Intelligence (AI) implementation, and establishment of cloud databases, Taiwan makes opportunities for partnerships between medical institutions across the globe.
|Ms.Leonor F.M. Lin, President & CEO of TAITRA, delivered the opening||remarks.|
Latest innovations presented during the event included medical materials and
equipment. The Faspro Surgical Video Camera (Fasmedo FM-100) offers a solution for medical imaging and recording. Taiwan Main Orthopaedic Biotechnology Co., Ltd., meanwhile, developed the Foresee-X Smart Surgical Glasses Solution, the first device in the world to apply augmented reality technology to surgery. The Non-Mydriatic Auto Fundus Camera, on the other hand, developed by Crystalvue Medical Corp., uses automatic retina tracking to quickly diagnose the eyes of patients. Mediland Enterprise Corp.’s product, the Hyper Light Disinfection Robot, uses the Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) sterilization method to neutralize pathogens in hospitals and reduce contact infections between patients and medical personnel. Finally, the Body Temperature Monitoring Solution, developed by IEI Integration Corp., incorporates a facial recognition system to detect the temperature of multiple persons via their foreheads.
With these advances in technology, the above-mentioned companies were given recognition for creating new applications for the medical field, thus providing better services to patients.
Application of new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing, augmented reality (AR), and automatic detection in the healthcare sector have allowed for the creation of new and technologically advanced medical products.
COVID-19 pandemic has made people learned the true value of healthcare and as such, Taiwan Excellence will strive its best to further introduce new healthcare innovations and share more healthcare products with global market.
For more information, visit the Taiwan Excellence digital healthcare pavilion at (www.taiwanexcellence.org/tw/digital_pavilion).