NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) ("UBIC" or "the Company"), a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-based big data analysis services, together with UBIC MEDICAL, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of UBIC that provides AI-based medical data analysis solution services, announced today that UBIC MEDICAL will participate in Health 2.0 Asia - Japan, which will be held at the Toranomon Hills Forum in Tokyo on November 4-5, 2015.
At Health 2.0 Asia - Japan, which will feature cutting-edge technologies and advanced practices in the medical and healthcare field, UBIC MEDICAL will showcase its unique activities that utilize AI technology in the medical field, including a joint research project with NTT Medical Center Tokyo and a research and development project commissioned by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED).
Through exhibiting and presenting at this event, UBIC will showcase two of its current projects being developed in conjunction with leading partners in the medical field. First, UBIC will present its AMED-commissioned development of a system to objectively assess mental symptoms by quantifying facial expressions, verbal sounds and everyday life activities. UBIC MEDICAL is working with Keio University to develop such a system. This project has been adopted by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) as a commissioned project (Research and Development Project Concerning Medical Equipment and Systems to Realize Future Medical Care "ICT-Based Diagnosis-Assisting Technology Research and Development Project") for fiscal 2015 through a public invitation.
UBIC will also present its AI-based system to mitigate hospital patients' risk of falling, which is under development by the Company and NTT Medical Center Tokyo. UBIC and UBIC MEDICAL have been developing a system to mitigate patients' risk of falling since March 2015. This system uses AI technology to detect increased risk of a patient falling by analyzing textual data contained in electronic medical records, thereby allowing hospital personnel to identify those high-risk patients and reduct the number of cases of in-hospital injury. This will contribute to initiatives to prevent unexpected adverse events that may occur in hospitals, reduce the burden on doctors and nurses and enhance hospital safety. Moreover, as this technology can be applied to the prevention of other adverse events, the Company is planning to further develop it in the future.
On November 4, Hideki Takeda, UBIC's CTO and Director of its Behavior Informatics Laboratories, and Dr. Taishiro Kishimoto, assistant professor in the Department of Neuropsychiatry, Keio University School of Medicine, will give a presentation on the development of a device that enables real-time objective assessment of mental symptoms by quantifying facial expressions, verbal sounds and everyday life activities.
On November 5, Takeda will make a demonstration of an AI-based system to mitigate patients' risk of falling, which UBIC is co-developing with NTT Medical Center Tokyo.
The details of UBIC's exhibition booth and presentations are as follows:
|Date:||November 4 (Wednesday) – November 5 (Thursday)|
|Place:||Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 5F, Toranomon Hills Forum, Hall A, Booth No. 2|
|--||Exhibitor presentations (one presentation on each of November 4 and 5)|
|Date:||November 4 (Wednesday) 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.|
|Place:||Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 5F, Toranomon Hills Forum, Main Hall|
|Speakers:||Hideki Takeda, Corporate Officer, CTO, Director, Behavior Informatics Laboratories of UBIC, Inc.|
|Dr. Taishiro Kishimoto, assistant professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Keio University School of Medicine|
|Program title:||"Deep Dive by UBIC MEDICAL"|
|Date:||November 5 (Thursday) 1:50 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.|
|Place:||Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 5F, Toranomon Hills Forum, Main Hall|
|Speaker:||Hideki Takeda, Corporate Officer, CTO, Director, Behavior Informatics Laboratories of UBIC, Inc.|
|Program title:||"The Future is Now – Future Technologies"|
*Health 2.0 Asia- Japan
Health 2.0 was first held in 2007 in California. The conference showcases cutting-edge technologies in the medical and healthcare field and the advanced practices of using them. It is the world's largest global conference in this field.
About UBIC, Inc.
UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) supports the analysis of big data based on behavior informatics by utilizing its proprietary AI-based software program, "VIRTUAL DATA SCIENTIST" or VDS. Developed by UBIC based on knowledge acquired through its litigation support services, the VDS program incorporates experts' tacit knowledge, including their experiences and intuitions, and utilizes that knowledge for big data analysis. UBIC continues to expand its business operations by applying VDS to new fields such as healthcare and marketing.
UBIC was founded in 2003 as a provider of e-discovery and international litigation support services. These services include the preservation, investigation and analysis of evidence materials contained in electronic data, and computer forensic investigation. UBIC provides e-discovery and litigation support by making full use of its data analysis platform, "Lit i View®", and its Predictive Coding technology adapted to Asian languages.
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