Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed agreements with four cutting-edge international companies to adopt their healthcare innovations.
The deals, agreed during the fourth cycle of the Dubai Future Accelerator’s Programme, aims to make a "quantum leap" for health services in Dubai, according to Humaid Al Qutami, director general of the DHA.
The agreements include one for the Babylon health app which uses AI technology to deliver 24/7 video consultations with doctors across Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.
The consultation is provided through an AI chatbot and a live question-and-answer session with the user.
The health app, which was introduced in 2014 in the UK, has over 2.2 million users worldwide and has been Arabized and tweaked in line with the cultural requirements of the region and should be available in Dubai in a couple of months, the DHA said in a statement.
An agreement has also been signed for theNeuro Headband by the Health Care and Innovative New Technology (HINT) which is designed to detect a patient undergoing a stroke within minutes, alert the caregiver, the ambulance and the emergency within minutes thereby preventing any deterioration.
The DHA has also inked an agreement for Health pods from Bodyo where residents can step in and be screened for body temperature, blood sugar, blood pressure, body composition such as height, weight and other such vital parameters, free of charge.
The AI-assisted pod can instantly give the user an idea of his state of health and takes not more than 13 minutes the first time.
The fourth agreement is for Flow cell sensors by Admetsys which detect sudden drops in vitals in ICU patients through an algorithm that measures these vitals constantly. Any drop or rise is alerted by an alarm system.
Al Qatami said that the authority is keen to be at the forefront of the transformation of health services.For all the latest health tips & news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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