Not too long ago, the idea of artificial intelligence (AI) seemed pretty far-fetched. But today,
AI is a very real part of our world, and its applications will only continue to grow as time goes by.
Due to its innovative nature, however, we might find ourselves having to think about
AI in roles outside what we initially expected, and in contexts that we might find surprising ลาวสามัคคี วีไอพี.
That feeling of surprise might show up when you read the title of Prof. Christian Johner’s presentation during Day 3 of the EURETINA 2021 Virtual Conference: “Soft-ware as a Medical Device”.
AI software as a medical device When we think of a medical device, we might immediately think of a thermometer or an ophthalmoscope in simple terms,
or perhaps an optical coherence tomography (OCT) device if we’re thinking of something a bit more complex.
But we don’t usually consider software to be a device. Normally, we consider a device something a bit more tangible, something you can hold in your hand, even if it’s big and heavy.
Yet when we consider the world of medical technology, AI software that is used in medical practice is classified by regulating authorities as just that: a device, and a medical one at that.
Speaking during the symposium entitled “From the AI-Lab to Clinical Practice: Clearing the Hurdles”, Prof.
Johner, explained the criteria applied by the European Union’s Medical Device Regulations (MDR) when considering whether a piece of AI software is, for legal purposes, a device.
Citing the MDR, Prof. Johner said that a product, whether hardware or software, is a medical device if it is intended
by the manufacturer to be used for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, monitoring, or alleviation of a disease or an injury. T
hus, as we can see, quite a lot of software that is used as a part of one’s practice can be classified as a device,
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