FRONTEO Obtains AI-Technology Patent

TOKYO, July 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FRONTEO, Inc. (“FRONTEO”) (Nasdaq:FTEO) (TSE:2158), a leading provider of international litigation support and big-data analysis services, and FRONTEO Healthcare, Inc. (“FRONTEO Healthcare”), a wholly-owned FRONTEO subsidiary providing medical data analysis solutions, today announced that the Japan Patent Office has recently issued a Notification of Decision to Grant to the company for the AI-based technology that is used to predict patient falls in healthcare facilities.

The necessary procedures of patent registration have already been executed, and the patent is currently pending issuance.

Patent application number: 2015-558257
Registration number: Pending issuance
Patent application filing date: November 27, 2015
Priority date: January 26, 2015

The innovative AI-based technology covered by this patent detects signs of patient falls by analyzing the unstructured textual data contained in electronic medical records and day-to-day examination records. The evaluation result, provided by a joint research project the companies conducted with a partner hospital, revealed that this innovative technology could improve fall risk prediction accuracy by up to 30-40% versus conventional methods. Encouraged by the result, FRONTEO and FRONTEO Healthcare anticipate that this technology will significantly reduce the workload of doctors and nurses by cutting down the time and efforts they used to spend on preventing patient falls.

At the International Modern Hospital Show 2016 held from July 13th through the 15th, FRONTEO showcased the prototype of the “Patient Fall Prediction System” which is supported by the AI-based technology in this patent and powered by FRONTEO’s AI-based engine “KIBIT.”

"We believe that this patent is a testament to the superior innovation that underlies the highly accurate document analytics provided by FRONTEO," stated FRONTEO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Masahiro Morimoto. "In this advanced digital age, when the processing of vast volumes of data is necessary, our data analytics solutions are expanding into increasingly important business fields, such as healthcare, business intelligence and marketing. By further honing our AI-based technologies and extending our portfolio of intellectual properties, FRONTEO will continue to provide highly sophisticated services and deliver a better future to people worldwide." 

About FRONTEO, Inc.
FRONTEO, Inc. (“FRONTEO”) (Nasdaq:FTEO) (TSE:2158) supports the analysis of big data based on behavior informatics by utilizing its technology, "KIBIT". FRONTEO's KIBIT technology is driven by FRONTEO 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. FRONTEO continues to expand its business operations by applying KIBIT to new fields such as healthcare and marketing. FRONTEO 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. FRONTEO 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. The company name was changed from UBIC, Inc. to FRONTEO, Inc. as of July 1, 2016.

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