In late June 2023, I had a captivating dialog with AIGEM, an rising South Korean healthcare firm led by CEO Younger Goo Lee. Based a bit greater than a yr in the past in January 2022, AIGEM has already heralded what they time period the “4th industrial revolution”: merchandise embedded with AI and Cloud-based Huge Information proper from their inception. Different firms have a unique definition of “4th industrial revolution.”
Think about mendacity on a mattress, not simply any mattress, however one that appears straight out of a sci-fi film. That’s the AIGEM-Y300, a radical departure from its extra standard predecessor, the AIGEM-Y200. This mattress doesn’t simply supply a spot to relaxation; it’s alleged to act, suppose, and react.
As you recline, the mattress senses your posture, adjusting itself to forestall the prevalence of pesky bedsores, because of its superior physique stress sensors. The identical sensor may also be used to observe sleep patterns by monitoring individuals’s movement. Feeling a bit tense? The Acoustic Resonance Actuators embedded within the mattress come to life, providing stress aid.
If that’s not sufficient, the mattress can also be designed to ship a soothing therapeutic massage – I’d be very curious to strive that! And for these involved about bone well being, the mattress makes use of UV mild to spur the synthesis of significant vitamin D, a key participant in osteoporosis prevention.
One among its most outstanding options is its adaptability. The AIGEM-Y300 isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer however reasonably a chameleon. Its modular design ensures it might probably comfortably match into the rigorous settings of a important care hospital unit or discover its place in additional relaxed environments. The selection is as much as the person, choosing and selecting from the varied choices AIGEM offers.
Nevertheless it’s not nearly consolation. It’s about intelligence. This mattress is all the time alert, consistently gathering knowledge by way of its suite of sensors, together with a thermal sensor. AI and massive knowledge be a part of the celebration, remodeling this uncooked knowledge into invaluable insights for healthcare professionals. Within the uncommon occasion that one thing goes awry, the mattress doesn’t wait. It autonomously sends an emergency name, guaranteeing affected person security at each flip.
Intriguingly, the AIGEM-Y300 may even combine a third-party-developed good ring, widening its knowledge assortment capabilities. Usually these rings can measure issues like coronary heart fee and movement, however that is nonetheless underneath improvement, and the precise capabilities stay to be seen.
Ease of use hasn’t been sacrificed on the altar of know-how. With voice recognition and management, sufferers and maybe even medical workers can talk with the mattress, commanding it with no need a tech handbook by their facet. Furthermore, embracing the worldwide pivot in direction of telemedicine, the mattress easily facilitates video requires medical consultations and heat household chats.
The corporate’s present technique is to pursue medical and non-medical makes use of (like retirement properties). Given the modular nature of the AIGEM-300, it’s doable. A medical use is extra superior however requires extra authorities certifications for every nation. Alternatively, non-medical makes use of will seemingly occur a lot quicker. We’ll have to attend and see its grand unveiling at CES 2024.