Artificial intelligence (AI) can vastly improve the development of medical devices and issues facing the sector. It can reduce product development delays, accelerate clinical trials, and address supply chain disruptions.
Discover the leading medical device AI companies
Using its experience in the sector, Medical Device Network has listed some of the leading companies offering products and services related to artificial intelligence.
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Advantages of using AI in medical devices
Artificial intelligence has multiple applications in medical devices, including but not limited to:
Improving manufacturing efficiency
AI can help in improving the efficiency of the medical device manufacturing process while reducing risk. For example, machine learning (ML) can be used to analyse vast amounts of data and identify errors thereby enhancing engineers’ jobs in the manufacturing process.
Manufacturers can use AI for predictive maintenance and scrap production. An AI-based predictive algorithm can be used to collect data on a defective medical device and analyse the probability of whether that device should be serviced or scrapped. If the algorithm indicates that the device will be discarded, it will subsequently not be sent to the engineering department thereby reducing engineers’ workload.
Supply chain management
Supply chain disruptions have increased in the recent past mainly due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. AI and digital twins can be used for supply chain management by creating virtual and dynamic replicas of the complete supply chain network. Digital twins can recreate the entire supply chain network including factories, warehouses, and inventory positions.
An AI-powered digital twin can help in making better and faster decisions regarding inventory, delivery timelines and transportation costs.
AI-based health monitoring
By using AI medical device companies are enabling patients to manage their health symptoms. Medtronic, for example, introduced an AI-based personal assistant app that tracks real-time biometric data of a patient, including sleep, exercise and medication to enable them to manage their symptoms independently.