TOKYO, Feb. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) ("UBIC" or "the Company"), a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-based big data analysis services, announced today that UBIC MEDICAL, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company engaged in providing medical data analysis solutions, has launched “Your Dock”. “Your Dock” is an online health checkup navigation system.
UBIC MEDICAL developed the “Your Dock” website in order to provide people with relevant information concerning health checkups. Maintaining and improving personal health is an important matter for most people. The need to diagnose and prevent diseases and other medical issues through appropriate medical screening continues to grow. A growing variety of medical screening methods combined with the increasing frequency for individuals to have health checkups, makes finding the best health options complicated for ordinary people. “Your Dock” will help to resolve this problem by providing information concerning full health checkups and other screening plans available in the market.
Special Features of “Your Dock” and Future Plans
Simple operation enables easy booking
A range of available medical facilities and screening plans will be presented to users after they mark the options on the checklist that they require. The website’s simple design allows users to easily move on to the booking process. Booking is finalized upon confirmation from the hospital or clinic. The website design also ensures easy use for medical facilities. The number of medical facilities participating in this health checkup navigation system is expected to increase gradually over time.
Detailed information resolves questions concerning full health checkups
Users can choose the best option for themselves after being presented with detailed information regarding their full health checkup options and the checklist of procedures provided by different procedures. Additional information for people unfamiliar with full health checkup procedures is also available.
AI recommends options (scheduled to start in the first half of fiscal year 2016)
The Company is planning to implement its KIBIT AI engine to recommend medical facilities to individual users based on the analysis of online reviews and comments as well as information collected online with respect to medical facilities.
Hospital search function covers an extensive database (scheduled to start in the first half of fiscal year 2016)
In the future, we will introduce a database that covers all hospitals and 80% of clinics in Japan to enhance the hospital search function and better meet users’ needs.
We will continue to enhance our database of information and provide more expert information concerning health issues and screening through “Your Dock” in addition to providing the user-to-hospital matching service. We also plan to match appropriate full health checkup options to individual users based on their medical situations through collaboration with Kenkojiman.com, a healthcare community website operated by Rappa, Inc., another UBIC subsidiary. The Company aims to establish “Your Dock” as a general information website for full health checkups and as a forum for useful medical communication by increasing opportunities for accurate matching of users with appropriate medical facilities.
About UBIC, Inc.
UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) supports the analysis of big data based on behavior informatics by utilizing its technology, "KIBIT". UBIC's KIBIT technology is driven by UBIC AI based on knowledge acquired through its litigation support services. The KIBIT 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 KIBIT 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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