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Hyundai is working on injury diagnosis tech


A paramedic treats a car crash victim

Hyundai forms partnership with medical AI specialist to develop advanced in-car injury diagnostic systems.

Modern cars feature some pretty smart technologies that can assist drivers with spotting pedestrians, alert drivers if their attention is lapsing or apply the brakes when an obstacle is detected ahead. Some cars even have SOS buttons linked to emergency services if you get into a crash. But what if your car could also stream a preliminary injury analysis to paramedics? This is something Hyundai hopes to introduce.

Hyundai partners with tech start-up specialising in medical AI

Hyundai has joined forces with Israeli medical artificial intelligence specialist MDGo. The Tel Aviv-based startup's goal is to bridge the gap between the automotive industry and the healthcare sector. With their onboard services, cars will transform into a sort of medical clinic by sending real-time injury information directly to first responders.

The partnership aims to reduce road traffic fatalities

The plan is to develop connected systems that can translate onboard sensor data into real-time accurate injury analysis for paramedics to use. MDGo says that up to 44% of crash-related fatalities occur because of on-scene triage misdiagnosis. The system should help emergency services spot internal and hidden trauma. Paramedics will also be informed of which onboard safety systems were deployed in the accident.

A shared vision for safety

MDGo's CEO Itay Bengad says that his organisation is excited to partner with Hyundai and that they share a common ideal to improve vehicle safety.

"Hyundai shares our vision to provide life-saving services by utilising the constantly growing stream of vehicle data to improve passenger safety," Mr Bengad stated.

Injury evaluation interface seen by healthcare professionals

Injury evaluation screen seen by healthcare professionals Image: Supplied

The technology is already being evaluated

The company has already started working with Israel's national emergency response service, conducting tests with 250,000 modern, sensor-laden vehicles. It was able to attain a 100% accurate accident reporting rate and a 92% accurate injury diagnosis.

Seven-second response time

Within seven seconds of the impact, medical teams receive a thorough analysis of probable injuries. The more accidents that are reported on, the more the AI will learn and refine its diagnoses. Hospitals can update MDGo's AI to further improve future injury calculations.

Hyundai also plans to use the data to progress crash structure design. Right now, the Korean carmaker is also running select EOFY deals on new cars.

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Picture: Getty Images and Hyundai

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