S$35M research funding to leverage AI to reduce risk of diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure in Singapore

AI Singapore (AISG) has awarded up to S$35 million, through the AI in Health Grand Challenge, to three multidisciplinary teams to pioneer innovative AI solutions to lower the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure progression and complication development in Singapore.

The grant awards were presented by Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Communications and Information at the AI in Health Grand Challenge Grant Award Ceremony which was held on 12 March 2019. Attendees at the event included EU and Swiss Ambassadors, CEOs of NRF and IHiS, MOH executives, PIs, clinicians, customers and other distinguished guests.

AISG received 11 quality research proposals from multidisciplinary teams in response to the AI in Health Grand Challenge grant call. Together with an International Review Panel, three projects were selected to be awarded Stage 1 funding:

  • ‘Jarvis-DHL: Transforming Chronic Care for Diabetes, Hypertension and Hyperlipidaemia with AI’ (by NUS Institute of Data Science, NUS School of Computing, SingHealth and its polyclinic network, HSRC, SNEC, NHCS, Duke-NUS)
  • ‘Explainable AI as a Service for Community Healthcare’ (by NUS and NUHS)
  • ‘An End-to-End Adaptive AI-Assisted 3H Care (A3C) System’ (by NTU, SMU, NHG and its member Institutions Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Woodlands Health Campus (WHC))

“AI has already taken a strong foothold in healthcare in recent years, and is making an impact in radiology, pathology, pharma and other areas. At AISG, we have tasked ourselves to leverage the growing strength of this technology and enable multidisciplinary teams to address a national health challenge. This will hopefully bring us a step closer to enhanced healthcare delivery for the betterment of our population.” said Professor Ho Teck Hua, Executive Chairman of AI Singapore.

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