Olympus Surgical Technologies America

Primary contact with eWEAR: Abby Hunter-Syed, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Olympus’ Digital Unit, Abigail.Syed@olympus.com

Website: https://www.olympus-global.com/ 

Since the company’s founding in 1919, Olympus has been renowned as a precision technology leader, creating innovative opto-digital solutions in healthcare, life science and consumer electronics products. In the healthcare arena, Olympus supports the work of medical professionals by providing advanced, minimally invasive therapeutic and diagnostic technologies to improve the quality of patient care around the globe.

Olympus’ Digital Unit is focused on building a digital health platform that results in earlier diagnosis, faster recovery and a better quality of life for patients. The digital health platform will complement and extend the capabilities of our pioneering medical devices.
In addition to enabling earlier diagnosis, we believe that digitization and automation can allow for even less invasive treatments, which may lead to better quality of life for patients and care teams. Partnerships with top-tier technology firms, startups and researchers are critical to our vision and will push the bounds of possibility for achieving lifesaving outcomes for patients.
Our Digital Unit Partnerships team is interested in exploring seven innovation areas with partners this year:

  1. Advanced computer-aided detection and diagnosis in endoscopy
  2. Next-generation automated documentation
  3. AI-supported clinical efficiency & predictive analytics
  4. 3D/4D image reconstruction for surgical procedures
  5. Automated and personalized training platforms
  6. Ethical AI development
  7. Smart gastro clinics & remote patient monitoring related to gut health