Joint research project PASBADIA featured at the AI-exhibition „Lübecker WAIhnachtsmarkt“

Hands on AI: Visitors had the opportunity to test a demonstrator and to experience the possibilities of artificial intelligence. The joint research project PASBADIA (Patient-oriented smartphone-based diagnostics), a cooperation of the University of Lübeck, the Technical University of Lübeck and the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) presented current research and development results at the AI-exhibition on Nov. 17, 2021.

Photo: Tim Jelonnek

The PASBADIA project investigates the use of artificial intelligence for telemedical, mobile eye diagnostics

Medicine often benefits from immediate near-patient diagnosis, e.g. screening for evolving diseases or monitoring the curative course of patients with mobility impairments in rural areas. In poorly accessible or under-served areas, the application of readily available diagnostic equipment is a promising approach to improve access to medical care. Current smartphones and edge-computing devices are suitable for this task due to their widespread use, built-in sensor technology, mobility, low acquisition cost and their constantly increasing computing capacity.

Therefore, PASBADIA researches how to use state-of-the-art high-quality camera-chips together with AI-optimized embedded micro-electronics to develop appropriate hand-held, mobile diagnostic devices. With this, measurement data is evaluated automatically by transparent and explainable artificial intelligence driven algorithms directly on the edge to enable mobile optical diagnostics on site.

The Joachim Herz Foundation in Hamburg is supporting the joint PASBADIA project of the two Lübeck universities and the UKSH with around 1.3 million euros.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Philipp Rostalski