(1st Seminar Report) Academia Clinical Development Seminar

Open Innovations in Digital Medical Devices from an IT Entrepreneur's Perspective

On May 26, 2023, we held the 1st Academia Clinical Development Seminar online, inviting Mr. Jun Yamadera from Eyes, JAPAN Co., Ltd.
He founded Eyes, JAPAN in 1995 as the University of Aizu's first start-up company with the vision of "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic".
Since then, he has been creating innovative ideas and technologies in cutting-edge technical fields such as computer graphics, open source, hackathons, and cyber security.

In this seminar, he spoke about open innovation in digital medical devices based on his extensive experience.

In terms of R&D in the medical field, he explained that he has been challenging to solve issues, including a project to improve on-site efficiency by visualizing nursing care/nursing work know-how through motion capture technology.
He also explained that at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, he had developed a system to determine where to transport emergency medical patients, a system to manage medical devices maintenance records, a Disaster Management App, and an app that can be used offline even in disaster areas where there is no signal coverage, and has commercialized technologies that are useful to disaster victims.

He then explained that with regard to cyber security, it is important to thoroughly manage medical devices against vulnerabilities, as it has been pointed out that medical devices are often used with older versions of operating systems and are at risk of being hacked.

In this seminar, he gave a useful lecture on open innovation and its challenges in digital medical devices, and the seminar ended successfully with a lively Q&A session and many participants.

The next seminar will be held on Friday, August 4, 2023, with Dr. Hideki Oi from National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry.
We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

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