Lumenix announced that it acquired the SIMPeds artificially intelligent monitoring system (AIMS) prototype from Boston Children’s Hospital.
Boston Children’s Hospital’s SIMPeds system is designed to apply AI and computer vision to ensure adherence to hand hygiene protocols to prevent the spread of hospital-acquired infections, according to a news release.
By using advanced sensor technology and specially trained neural networks, AIMS watches for compliance with or violations of hand-hygiene policies with a goal of preventing infractions by providing real-time warnings and analytics on compliance rates.
The acquisition is set to begin a collaboration with Lumenix and SIMPeds at Boston Children’s, while Lumenix said the new AIMS will “serve as the cornerstone” for a new platform it will develop, while also rapidly advancing the company’s building technology capabilities for its clients.
“We are excited about the acquisition of AIMS and our collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital,” Lumenix chiarman & CEO Scott Delaney said in the release. “The AIMS acquisition is representative of Lumenix’s ability to collaborate with world-leading institutions, such as BCH, to provide bespoke, game-changing, smart technologies for our clients with a focus on efficiency, risk mitigation and safety. Lumenix’s vision includes AIMS as a transformative platform technology with numerous applications designed to provide meaningful value to our customers.”
“We are delighted to collaborate with Lumenix to bring the AIMS prototype beyond the walls of our institution,” added BCH director of engineering in the stimulator program Stephen Wilson. “At SIMPeds, we work hand-in-hand with clinicians to engineer solutions to real-world challenges facing our hospital. AIMS was developed in close collaboration with our clinical champions as a means of ensuring compliance with hand hygiene best practices.
“The result is a prototype system that represents a major advancement over presently available technologies and is a leap forward in the fight to prevent the spread of hospital-acquired infections.”