JCT Students Develop New Life-Saving Technology

Sari Tayar, Aviya Azmon and Chen Danino won third place in the Digital Summit Conference which was held by The Information Technology Unit of the Ministry of Economy for an innovative development designed for saving lives after a stroke.  Dozens of projects from across the country were presented in the competition. The project was supervised by Dr. Ariella Richardson. The committee evaluating the projects stated that the system “improves the level of diagnosis and treatment by using highly advanced technologies, including computerized vision, artificial intelligence, and assessment using medical history.” Strokes are among the most common causes of disability and death worldwide. A stroke can be treated with high chances of success if treatment is provided within several hours of the occurrence. However, despite wide publication regarding the subject and increasing public awareness, people still find it difficult to recognize a stroke in real-time.