ZANA is award winner of INNOLABS Programme for Innovative Health ProjectsZana, an interactive Artificial Intelligence-based health assistant was selected as an award winner by INNOLABS 1st call for Innovative Health Projects.
Karlsruhe, Germany: 25 January, 2018 - Zana, an interactive Artificial Intelligence-based health assistant was selected as an award winner by INNOLABS 1st call for Innovative Health Projects.
INNOLABS Programme aims to unlock the cross-sectoral collaborative potential of SMEs by combining ICT with the BIO, Health, and Medicine sectors to deliver market sensitive disruptive technologies. In focus is mHealth as a catalyst and the application of results to personalized health for elderly populations. INNOLABS is funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Zana is a virtual assistant with medical knowledge. Zana can understand and process in real-time through natural language dialog the information need of the user. Through intelligent recommendations the assistant is able to show concise informative articles and products for personal health management. In the scope of INNOLABS project, Zana partners with Ticino Health SA Switzerland, a health-focused platform comprising regional, national and international specialists from different areas of medical expertise.
The collaboration of Zana and Ticino Health would form Europe’s first AI-based solution that supports (elderly) patients with personalized, reliable health information. Zana advises information seekers on possible treatment options and recommends products for their healthy living practice. Ticino Health further provides patients with instant medical advice and treatment offers.
This is the second grant awarded to Zana in a short period of time, after having received the prestigious EXIST funding by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to support transfer of research technologies into the market.
Zana AI is available for conversation on Facebook Messenger, with plans for adoption to other popular messenger platforms such as Skype, Google Allo and amazon Alexa. Health searches attract more than 9 billion queries per month, but the trend is pushing toward using conversation-based platforms, such as Zana, to get accurate information on medical conditions, prevention and treatment options. Zana benefits from a strong team of researchers and software engineers, and a broad network of doctors and clinics.
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