Small sensors worn by patients are used to collect biomechanical and physiological information, in the clinic, at home or outdoors. Bringing together the insights of physiotherapists, data visualisation and analysis technologies, Fujitsu Laboratories and Insight developed a system that returns accurate, easy-to-read results direct to the clinician regarding key indicators for concussion.
The project's name, KIDUKU, captures the essence of two Japanese words, both pronounced "kiduku," with the first meaning "to be aware" and the second, "to construct." The idea of being aware has to do with the ability to observe changes in different conditions, such as an individual's health, which can lead to changes in behaviour and the offering of new support services. For this purpose, Fujitsu aims to "construct" a knowledge platform that provides services to help patients gain a heightened sense of awareness. The company also seeks to build senior citizen-oriented solutions that employ this system and are useful in everyday life. By collaborating with the Insight Centre in Ireland on this project, Fujitsu is seeking to build a closer relationship between Ireland and Japan.
The Insight Centre for Data Analytics was established in 2013 by Science Foundation Ireland to bring together the significant data science expertise available in Ireland. Insight now comprises over 400 data researchers across a range of areas from data capture and storage to data mining, analysis and modelling.
Since its establishment in 2013 the Centre has made significant advances in a range of data research areas from connected health to smart cities to recommender systems. The Centre has secured the largest share of H2020 funding in Ireland and Insight researchers are working with the global data community at the highest level.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
Fujitsu is one of the world’s largest ICT companies, offering a complete range of products, services and solutions. With approximately 159,000 employees globally and 350 in Ireland, Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries every day. We work with clients in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, and consumer sectors to harness the full range of our technology products, solutions and services. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers.
We believe that true innovation comes from working with people to create solutions for people. Together with customers and partners, we are shaping a world where everyone, everywhere is empowered with digital technology. We call it Human Centric Innovation.
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Date: 18 October, 2016
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