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Aim A Vision for Healthcare in the Age of AI

Technology has changed the way we work, shop, bank, meet others, and even order coffee. Personalized services and intelligent assistants help us navigate choices and make informed decisions in the office, in the car and at home. But despite how advancements like machine learning, big data, ubiquitous computing, and universal connectivity have forever changed these everyday interactions, our experiences with healthcare remains stuck in a disconnected, opaque and rigid past.

In healthcare today, patients are forced into the same service structures, whether they are managing a chronic condition or have encountered an undiagnosed issue. Clinicians often don’t have access to useful patient data, which remains siloed within disparate sources. And as a society, we allocate healthcare resources without being able to evaluate their impact because we don’t link actions to outcomes.

Aim is a concept of a service platform that sets the foundation for positive health outcomes by delivering better care experiences and new, flexible models of discovery, understanding, and intervention. We called the concept Aim as a play on artificial intelligence and medicine, augmented interactions and mobility, but it is also a goal we should aspire to as we imagine, design and build a more integrated, effective and efficient healthcare.

Connected devices in the Artefact Aim system

Ambient sensing for rich meaningful data

The service platform collects ambient data from an array of at home passive monitoring devices, without requiring patient action.

Open platform for interoperability

Aim’s open APIs allow a broad range of current and future healthcare-centered IoT devices to be integrated into the platform, addressing the core challenge of monitoring device interoperability and creating a unified, patient-owned health record.

Conversational health commentary for easier sharing

A dedicated home health hub and mobile app prompts and collects important qualitative data about how the person is feeling. Aim uses a conversational UI to include these patient comments, and registers changes in voice attributes to create a critical part of the physiological and emotional health data set.

Immersive diagnostic environment for fuller picture

Aim's self-driving clinic is optimized for self assessment with bridge diagnostics like thermography, imaging and breath analysis. The unit features built-in pressure sensitive scale to measure weight, BMI, balance, and posture, a seat providing an acoustic analysis of respiration and cardiac rhythm, and controlled lighting that facilitates assessment via image recognition. Surround displays provide AI-driven real-time instructions to the patient.

Augmented interactions in Artefact Aim platform

Augmented interactions for clear communication

Aim allows patients to use simple interactions to share details about how they feel and interface with the bridge diagnostics. Motion sensors paired with "on body" projections and augmented reality help the user call attention to symptoms.

Comprehensive data summary from Artefact Aim platform

Visualized data summary for easy prioritization

A highly visual summary of the Aim session helps the patient easily understand and act on the diagnosis. These insights stay with the patient via the Aim mobile app for a new level of continuity of care.

Self-driving clinic for increased, more consistent engagement

Aim delivers on demand healthcare via a self-driving clinic. This minimizes the logistical burden on the patients and makes them more likely to engage in their care, before conditions and costs escalate. At the same time, Aim helps clinicians focus on the more complex cases, where higher value expertise is needed.

On board pharmacy for Artefact Aim

On board pharmacy for better medication adherence

Aim dispenses the most frequently needed pharmaceuticals, like prescription analgesics, antibiotics, or contraceptives. Maintaining a small inventory of the most common drugs removes the logistical burden of picking up new medication from the pharmacy.

Telemedicine consults augment Artefact Aim

Telemedicine consults for clarity

If the self-guided assessment indicates the patient needs to consult a specialist, the Aim platform connects the user to one of the on-call specialists from participating fleet partners. The Aim clinic can also provide immediate transport to the emergency room, reducing the critical time to get the patient into a clinical environment.