On August 5, UNIST AI Graduate School signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gilon Co., Ltd. for the development of AI solutions that predicts various diseases through the analysis of the human gait or walking patterns.
In the memorandum of understanding, the two organizations have pledged cooperation for the development of AI solution, which utilizes the gait database collected from using smart insoles, developed by Gilon Co., Ltd. Under this partnership, Gilon Co., Ltd. will provide a database of human gait performance, collected from the general public, patients who experienced a fall or those with chronic disease, dementia, depression, hypertension, and diabetes. And thus, UNIST AI Graduate School will build breakthrough AI-based solutions that predict various diseases, exploiting such data.
In addition to this, both organizations have promised to jointly carry out government-driven R&D projects to develop and commercialize new AI-based solutions for predicting future health of individuals. To this end, they agreed to reinforce their cooperation, such as joint use of research equipment and facilities and the exchange of professional personnel, academic materials, and other information.
Gilon Co., Ltd. is a global leader in IoT that develops smart insoles with multiple sensors that not only track all aspects of your walking form, but also analyze your walking style. Besides, these insoles could not only provide real-time gait analysis (i.e., Pedestrians’ step length, plantar pressure, and balance), but could also analyze movement and estimate the number of steps taken and calories burned, along with behavior pattern analysis (i.e., Sitting, walking, running, jumping, and others).
Through the process of data analysis, the obtained data can be used to build an AI-based solution for disease prediction. Professors Junghye Lee and Chiehyeon Lim of the UNIST AI Graduate School are the main pillarts of this work.
“Artificial intelligence (AI) has a growing presence in today’s world and is rapidly being applied by businesses to create new value,” says Dean Sam H. Noh of UNIST AI Graduate School. “Through this partnership, we hope to create a leading model in the smart healthcare products industry where core technologies of 4IR, such as AI are being grafted.” He adds, “Hopefully this will enable many people to enjoy better healthcare.”
The signing ceremony has been attended by President Namsun Kim of Gilon Co., Ltd., President Yong Hoon Lee of UNIST, Dean Sam H. Noh of UNIST AI Graduate School, Professor Junghye Lee, Professor Chiehyeon Lim, and other key officials from both organizations.