BOSTON – Senscio Systems has been granted a U.S. Patent for the invention of an artificial intelligence framework that enables people with chronic diseases to manage their health proactively and independently from home.
“This AI framework is extraordinary in that it functions like the human brain and employs a semantic model to create knowledge,” said Dr. Piali De, CEO of Senscio Systems, in a statement. “The artificial intelligence harnesses thousands of data points from within the patient’s home and generates insights that identify and prevent gaps in care, reducing the burden on physicians and transforming patient outcomes.”
Senscio Systems applied the AI framework in its digital health solution called Ibis, which learns about the patient’s home environment and behaviors by continuously collecting and contextualizing behavioral and biometric data from the home setting. It detects adverse changes in the patient’s health and immediately alerts the patient, caregiver and provider with recommendations for behavioral or clinical interventions that reduce the need for acute care or hospitalization.
Ibis was designed to address the high risk, high cost population of people with multiple chronic conditions or whose chronic condition is at a severe level, De said. It combines patented artificial intelligence with human touch through a personal care navigator who develops a comprehensive care plan and coaches the patient on how to use the Ibis care station. When the artificial intelligence flags a patient’s health status, the Care Navigator personally contacts the patient to ensure the patient follows the self-rescue measures directed by the AI and, if self-rescue measures fail or stall, coordinates timely and proactive interventions by the clinical care team to mitigate the situation in the home.
“In the next five years we will see technology start to transform how we care for people in the home and artificial intelligence is poised to become an integral part of home health care,” added De. “Ibis not only functions as a member of the patient’s care team, it augments the intelligence of patients and caregivers with artificial, cognitive assistance.”