The artificially intelligent device listens into emergency calls and provides immediate, accurate advice to dispatchers if a potential heart attack is detected.
In the USA, over 326,000 people suffer out-of-hospital heart attacks every year which can lead to cardiac arrests where the heart stops beating. Every minute without treatment can reduce the patient’s chance of survival by 7-10%, which means immediate intervention is essential. Corti AI has developed technology that supports dispatchers by quickly and accurately recognising the specific symptoms and signs.
The device, called the Corti Orb, is a small supercomputer that sits inside a beautifully designed cover on the dispatcher’s desk. It listens to the dispatcher’s conversation and looks for patterns both in the verbal communication and the caller’s tone.
Corti prompts the dispatcher to ask specific questions and uses this information to determine if the patient is suffering a heart attack. If detected, it provides on-screen instructions for the dispatcher.
Corti can detect a heart attack much faster than people usually can with an average diagnostic time of 50 seconds after the call is initiated. It can reduce the number of undetected out-of-hospital heart attacks by 50%. Currently, the start-up has focused its efforts to support healthcare services with the effective triage and monitoring of patients suffering from coronavirus.