Technology companies are teaming up with independent innovators to solve pressing problems.
a Research published in Fall 2020 suggests that the first nine months as the Covid-19 pandemic swept the world spurred a decade’s worth of technological innovation. Two years later, that number has definitely increased, and many are quietly supporting our new normal.
Telemedicine connects patients with specialists across the country. Artificial intelligence and machine learning can help accelerate disease diagnosis and care. Even mundane aspects of care have moved into the digital realm. There’s no denying the convenience of always having portable personal data with just a few keystrokes, but just because it’s digital doesn’t mean it’s accessible to everyone.
Some hurdles, such as gaps in internet access and compatible devices, are the result of social inequities. Others, including technologies that don’t consider obstacles, are design flaws that threaten to become systemic without the intervention of other innovators.
Technology companies have embraced this challenge. Google’s unique reach has allowed it to play a key role in responding to the Covid pandemic, including building with AI Accurate prediction A surge in infections. IBM applies its vaunted machine learning to generate important insights To the opioid crisis that ravaged the United States. Intel technology Great Contribution to Wildlife Conservation and prevent poaching.
As a leading manufacturer of smart devices, OPPO has been on the cutting edge of digital health and accessibility technology for quite some time. Always on the cutting edge of progress, OPPO is now seeking collaboration with the world’s most innovative group of people, combining their strengths and shaping a better and fairer future together. I’m here.
One of the innovation maxims is that good ideas can come from anywhere. Some of the biggest innovations, and later some of the world’s biggest and most powerful tech companies, are rooted in the garages and basements of talented entrepreneurs and technologists.
What is overlooked is how much their success has been fueled by investors and industry leaders willing to take risks with new ideas. Their power and role in putting new ideas into action is also one of the main drivers of innovation.
Earlier this year, OPPO launched the Research Institute Innovation Accelerator. This is an initiative aimed at facilitating the pursuit of collaboration with start-ups and independent entrepreneurs. “In the face of issues such as an aging global population, public health and wellness, and to help the underprivileged who are being left behind by technological advances, technology companies are seeking new ideas from startups with diverse perspectives. We are creating more Tech-for-good technologies in need, said Levin Liu, Vice President of OPPO and Director of OPPO Research Institute.
Through this program, OPPO aims to empower technology professionals and entrepreneurs to develop universally accessible, help people and innovative solutions to address social issues.
The response has been overwhelming. OPPO received 536 proposals from entrepreneurs in 39 countries and regions around the world and held roadshow demonstrations with wide participation in both India and Israel. The submissions were promising previews of the many ways technology will continue to improve the lives of people around the world, turning the task of narrowing down the finalists into an almost impossible challenge.
After a three-month judging and selection process full of great projects and tough decisions, OPPO was able to narrow down the list to 10 winners.
The first category, Accessible Technologies, called for proposals to increase technological inclusiveness and address the diverse needs of underserved users, including seniors and disabled communities. Providing opportunities for all communities to benefit from technology is essential to building a more inclusive world. The accessible technology winners are:
- Institute of Care-life/Chengdu Meihuan Technology Co., Ltd: A large-scale system designed to detect earthquakes early through rapid intensity reporting using IoT and AI.
- Rilatone Technologies, Inc.: Lyratone hearing aids and hearing protection for hearing aids.
- Zhejiang Neurotron Biotechnology Co., Ltd: Hearing aids and Hearing Protect technology solutions support smart listening for people with cochlear implants.
- Arango Technologies Limited: BeHear — A revolutionary hearing aid built from Bluetooth audio hardware and proprietary hearing assistance algorithms.
- Beijing Jadebird Vision Technology Co., Ltd: Machine vision solutions for opticians and blind people.
The digital health segment of the competition called for projects focused on promoting healthy lifestyles and enhancing intelligent health services. OPPO asked for proposals that leverage innovations in algorithms, sensor technology, data analytics, healthcare products, and the healthcare ecosystem. All of these help users improve their general health, exercise habits, sleep habits, diet and mental health.
- Peking University Third Hospital: Detect early-stage dementia from small indicators such as eye movement.
- Lingxin Intelligence Co., Ltd: Combining AI with psychiatric treatment to deliver effective and accessible mental health services.
- Anhui Easpeed Technology Co., Ltd: A project that can generate interactive images in free space without the need for additional media or screens.
- Shenzhen Aibaowi Biotechnology Co., Ltd: Tangtangquan — A diabetes digital treatment solution that works by providing an RTOS-based artificial pancreas and blood glucose monitoring system in a smartwatch.
- IDUN Technologies AG: Sleep journey optimization platform by understanding brain waves with EEG hearables.
Going forward, OPPO will pursue collaborations with award-winning technologists to address the gaps in accessible technology and the need for further advances in digital health. Liu said joint efforts with wider industry and academia will drive win-win breakthroughs that allow more people to benefit from technological advances.
In digital health, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed more people to the importance of personal health care. What OPPO sees as the next frontier in the field is preventive medicineis not the traditional response-based medical approach of initiating treatment after symptoms develop.
Already established in 2021, OPPO’s Health Lab has made achievements in digital health infrastructure technology and built partnerships with top medical institutions and universities. The company’s IoT His hardware and software work together to enable real-time user health monitoring and smart His data analysis, triggering alarms when typical statistics go awry. Overall, the ecosystem helps everyone adopt a more positive mindset.
“Most chronic diseases have a long onset, so by the time symptoms appear, the optimal time for treatment has already passed,” says Liu. “Focusing on preventive medicine, daily precise health checkups and professional health care should be part of our daily lives.”
Life-saving innovations can only reach their potential if they are accessible to everyone. This is one of the reasons why companies like OPPO have worked so hard to develop devices that can be widely used by everyone.
“Accessible design was initially focused on ease of use for a specific group, but is now moving towards a more thoughtful, customized design that is widely used by the general public. says Ryu. Customized design allows for color adjustments such as Color Vision Enhancement, intelligent no-nonsense design renders louder text, louder audio and other adjustments as needed for optimal user experience will be created.
As more innovative ideas emerge from the OPPO Innovation Accelerator Program, OPPO hopes to attract more designers, entrepreneurs and innovators to the power of technology to change lives. The point of innovation is to give everyone access to tools to improve their lives and significantly improve society. Embracing ideas from around the world is the key to making this future possible.