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AI has the power to change the way healthcare is delivered. It is arguably one of the biggest disrupting forces in healthcare when it comes to quality improvement, and it provides many new opportunities for innovative treatments. Finally, AI can support decision making, and enable faster diagnostics and treatment as well as more efficient workflows.

Highlighted projects

Read more about our other exciting projects in the box below, and feel free to reach out to our director, Kasper Hallenborg, for more information.  

AI & Health projects

The efficiency of pharmaceutical therapy in patients with generic generalized epilepsy can be determined by monitoring, i.e. with EEG. The project pursues the development of video-based analysis, thereby providing feasible, non-invasive and comfortable long-term monitoring to determine treatment response.

Click here to learn more about AI Supported Epilepsy Diagnosis.

AI for Audiology is a project with the Department of Audiology at OUH. In this project we use time series analysis using LSTM networks for classification of hearing tests.
Together with NTNU, the SDU Software Engineering section has completed a project on “Machine Learning-Driven Methods
for Occupant-centric Behavior Modeling and Estimation” including methods for sensor-based estimation of human daily activities and clothing patterns.
AI for medical Image Diagnostics for diabetes patients is a collaboration between OUH Department of Ophthalmology and SDU Robotics, where AI based classification of retina images is used.
AI on Shear Wave Elastography for liver patients is a project on developing automatic methods for estimating measures from ultrasound images. This project is a collaboration between FLASH Liver Research Center, OUH and SDU Robotics.
Together with GPs in the Region of Southern Denmark, SDU HIT is currently developing deep learning tools for automatic text summarization.

The purpose of the project is to run AI algorithm in the electronic chips inside the capsule robot, so that this robot can process the captured images locally and only transmit out the images with diseases.

Click here to learn more about Capsule Robot.

Classification of Digital Pathology using AI is a project on automatic segmentation of pathological samples. This project is a collaboration between OUH Department of Pathology and SDU Robotics.

The aim of this study is to develop a deep learning algorithm based on convolutional neural networks (CNN) for autonomous detection of Crohn’s Disease in the small bowel and colon.

Click here to learn more about Crohn's Disease.

Kerteminde Municipality has benefited from analysing the circadian rhythm of citizens with a dementia disorder. A small patch on the back collects data about the citizen's movement pattern – and based on this, staff can adapt activities and care. This provides better well-being for citizens and better working conditions for the staff.

Click here to read more about the project (Danish only).

This project aims to investigate, how artificial intelligence can be applied in clinical settings, and based on risk-estimates, used to predict patients in high risk of lung cancer, patients in high risk of experiencing relapse of lung cancer after treatment, in order to offer qualified personalized treatment.

Click here to learn more about the project.

To develop and apply innovative image processing and AI methods on patients’ videos, to discover tiny changes in external body features and identify which ones can be used as novel early markers of diabetes mellitus and specific diabetic complications.

Click here to learn more about Diabetes and Diabetic Complications.

Development of machine learning algorithms for prediction of cancer and other serious conditions.

Click here to learn more about the project.

Together with SUND and FAM, SVS (Esbjerg) & OUH (Odense), SDU HIT is developing forecasting models for expected load at FAM to enable better staff planning in emergency departments.

To develop and validate an AI-based clinical decision aid for use in primary health care to accurately predict advanced fibrosis at an early stage, in patients with fatty liver disease.

Click here to learn more about Fatty Liver Disease.

The ’HJERTERO’ ("Calm Heart") project will utilise the unique national patient registries in Denmark to develop a data-driven prediction model to support detection of patients with coronary heart disease who are at increased risk of developing anxiety or depression. We will develop a solution that considers both patient preferences, opportunities and barriers, while also providing a tool to support the healthcare staff’s daily clinical operations. We will help the many patients at risk of mental complications, and the solution will support equal access to healthcare by ensuring the same diagnostics and support independent of where the patient lives.

Click here to learn more about the project.

Together with “Teknologisk Institut”, the SDU Software Engineering section is running a project on how human-centered AI methods can help occupants make better everyday choices about seating to optimize their well-being.

Click here to read more about the project (in Danish only).

In the Intelligent Health Record project, algorithms based on artificial intelligence continuously find relevant symptoms and conditions in the health record and present them to the doctor. The project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Odense University Hospital and the University of Southern Denmark. The vision is to help patients with early diagnosis so that correct treatment can be initiated immediately which leads to a better prognosis.

Click here to learn more about the project (Danish only).

The aim is to test and validate the effect of a sentinel algorithm applied on health care data for early recognition of elderly community-dwelling adults at risk of acute hospital admission. A stepped-wedge randomized controlled study has been launched in Odense, Kerteminde and Svendborg municipalities as part of an industrial PhD project. First results are expected by the end of 2021.

Click here to learn more about the project.

Together with SUND and FAM, OUH (Odense), SDU Health Informatics & Technology is developing tools and predictive models that aims to identify patients at risk.

Click here to learn more about PDWS.

The aim of the project is to detect polyps as intestinal lesions from images and video streams based on digital image processing methodologies. The results will aid physicians grading them in a fast, accurate, and reliable manner, and prescribing patients with appropriate treatment.

Click here to learn more about Polyp Detection.

To develop a non-invasive, image-processing based method, able to measure small variations in facial vessels; and investigate its ability to early predict the onset of preeclampsia.

Click here to learn more about Preeclampsia.

Together with OUH and SUND, SDU Health Informatics & Technology is currently developing a predictive model for detection of alcohol use disorder.

Click here to learn more about Relip.

The study combines the coronary artery calcification score together with biomarkers and socioeconomic status to improve the prediction of cardiovascular events in asymptomatic subjects. The study supports clinical decision making and thus the treatment due to specific, individual prognoses.

Click here to learn more about Risk Estimate for Cardiovascular Events.

Robotic platform for clinical application with ultrasound for arthritis patients to evaluate the disease score in images. This project is a collaboration between Svendborg Hospital, OUH and SDU Robotics.

Click here to learn more about ROPCA.

This project is a collaboration between the department of Gynecology at OUH, Aarhus University and SDU Robotics. It researches in surgical robotics for oncology patients where AI instruments are used for 3D reconstruction of the surgical motions.

Read more about ROSOR here.

The aim of this project is to build a fully automated melanoma recognition system, which will correctly categorize image samples of human skin lesions.

Click here to learn more about Skin Lesion Classification and Melanoma Detection.

Two software engineering students from SDU have developed an app that uses thermal imaging to calculate the difference in temperature between a patient’s nose and corner of the eye. A consultant doctor in emergency medicine believes that thermal imaging could be the future when it comes to detecting critically ill patients.

Click here to learn more about the project.

Implementing a Smart and Secure Camera Pill Using an edge detection algorithm to detect the significant images to improve efficiency of RF data transmission to extend battery life.

Click here to learn more about Wireless Capsule Endoscopy.


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Last Updated 11.08.2023