NVIDIA Introduces the NVIDIA IGX Platform for Medical Edge AI Use Cases

Organizations across various sectors are exploring ways to increase their use of automation to boost productivity, efficiency, and security. Computer programs can make this process fast by learning to recognize patterns and reliably carry out the same tasks repeatedly. However, the reality is not deterministic, and the breadth of human activity encompasses various tasks and contexts that rules and programs cannot adequately capture.

Edge AI refers to the practice of doing AI computation at the network’s periphery, closer to the user and closer to the actual data, rather than at a centralized location like a cloud service provider’s server farm or a private company’s data center.

Edge AI has advanced to the point where machines and devices may now function with the “intelligence” of human cognition wherever they may be. Intelligent apps powered by AI can adapt to new situations and learn to execute the same or similar tasks successfully.

With the release of the NVIDIA IGX platform, NVIDIA has brought cutting-edge safety and security to intelligent machines and human-machine collaboration, making it ideal for application in medical edge AI use cases.

Secure, low-latency AI inference is provided by IGX, a hardware and software platform, to satisfy the clinical requirement for rapid insights from various devices and sensors for medical applications, including robotic-assisted surgery and patient monitoring.

NVIDIA Clara Holoscan is a domain-specific platform that facilitates connectivity between edge, on-premises data center, and cloud services, and the IGX platform supports it. This synergy expedites the creation of cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that can be used in the operating room.

Activ Surgical, Moon Surgical, and Proximie, three of the world’s leading medical-device firms, have all chosen to utilize NVIDIA Clara Holoscan on the IGX platform to power their surgical robotics systems. They are all participants in NVIDIA Inception, a worldwide initiative designed to accelerate the development of innovative new businesses. Currently, Clara Holoscan is being used by over 70 medical device manufacturers, hospitals, and startups to help speed up the process of deploying AI solutions in clinical settings.

NVIDIA IGX Orin, the world’s most powerful, compact, and energy-efficient artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer for medical devices, drives the NVIDIA IGX platform. To facilitate the transition from clinical trials to real-world deployment, IGX incorporates medically certified industrial-grade components. 

Some of the earliest companies to develop NVIDIA IGX-based devices for the medical device market include ADLINK, Advantech, Dedicated Computing, Kontron, Leadtek, MBX, Onyx, Portwell, Prodrive Technologies, and YUAN.

Reference: https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2022/09/20/igx-clara-holoscan-edge-ai-robotic-surgery/

Tanushree Shenwai is a consulting intern at MarktechPost. She is currently pursuing her B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Bhubaneswar. She is a Data Science enthusiast and has a keen interest in the scope of application of artificial intelligence in various fields. She is passionate about exploring the new advancements in technologies and their real-life application.