Wipro GE Healthcare, IISc jointly launches Healthcare Innovation Lab

September 26, 2020 0 By FM

Wipro GE Healthcare in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has launched an advanced center for innovation and research at the IISc campus in Bangalore.

The center named ‘WIPRO GE Healthcare – Computational and Data Sciences Collaborative Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence in Medical and Healthcare Imaging’ is located at the Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS) of IISc.

The lab is designed to work on the next level of healthcare diagnostics with deep learning technology, artificial intelligence and future-ready digital interfaces, to provide highly sophisticated diagnostic and medical image-reconstruction techniques and protocols for faster and better imaging, said the company.

To start with, this facility will work with over fifty students and three faculty members of IISc. The thrust of this collaborative laboratory will be to work closely with clinicians as well as Wipro GE Healthcare to integrate these computational models into clinical workflows to help doctors improve patient outcomes.

Some of the use cases that the collaboration will explore include: 1) light-weight deep learning models for classification and segmentation of COVID-19 lesions in lung ultrasound and CT images, 2) deep learning models for improving as well as classifying spectral domain optical coherence tomography images in ophthalmology, 3) deep learning based medical image reconstruction methods and 4) exploiting the structure of 3D volume data that necessitates fewer annotations, thereby reducing development time and annotation cost.

Speaking on the collaboration, Dileep Mangsuli, Chief Technology Officer, GE Healthcare, South Asia said, “ This Healthcare Innovation Lab at IISc will help bring to market unique digital solutions which will get integrated into our Edison platform and intelligent devices, helping clinicians solve some of the toughest healthcare challenges.”

The lab promotes innovation in healthcare imaging in several areas including research projects by faculty and students of IISc along with Wipro GE employees, funding fellowships for master’s programmes and internships, and an opportunity for Wipro GE employees to pursue PhD at IISc, among others, said the company.