AI in Healthcare Takes Center Stage at Medical Taiwan Press Conference Smart Medical Products Unveiled


Medical Taiwan 2024 will take place from June 20 to 22 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2 (TaiNex2). A pre-exhibition press conference was held today (the 12th). The organizer, TAITRA, invited representatives from industry, academia, and medical circles, including the Taiwan Medical and Biotech Industry Association, the Taiwan Federation of Medical Devices Commercial Associations, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, National Taiwan University Hospital Hsinchu Branch, and Fu Jen University, to discuss trends in smart medical care. The press conference also offered a sneak peek at the latest precision medicine and intelligent medical products that will be showcased at the trade show.

As digitalization trends prevail in the healthcare industry, this edition of Medical Taiwan has embraced innovation and transformation, featuring three themes: All-age Healthcare, Smart Medical, and Supply Chain Gallery, showcasing a brand-new look for the healthcare industry. TAITRA reports that this year’s exhibitors come from 280 companies across 10 countries, an 11% increase over last year. More than 500 international buyers have registered to attend, with the top five countries of origin being Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Over 200 in-person procurement meetings are expected to take place.

Medical Experts Discuss the Future of AI Healthcare at Press Conference

Joe Chou, TAITRA’s Executive VP, highlights at the press conference that the star attractions at this year’s Medical Taiwan are the Smart Medical Pavilion and the Telemedicine and Smart Medical Devices Pavilion, a joint effort by the Taiwan Medical and Biotech Industry Association and the Taiwan Federation of Medical Devices Commercial Associations. Various real-world scenes, including simulated operating rooms, ICUs, and home care settings, will be on display to showcase forward-looking medical technology developments such as telemedicine and precise diagnosis. Visitors can expect to see high-end medical equipment approved in both Taiwan and internationally. Plus, it’s a one-stop shop to experience and discuss business opportunities surrounding these innovative solutions. This immersive experience highlights the impressive manufacturing strength of Taiwan’s medical device industry.

In the post-pandemic era, AI applications in the medical field have accelerated, sparking a new wave of digital revolution. As commercialization models of medical AI become increasingly popular, Taiwan’s robust medical device industry is attracting many tech giants to engage in cross-sector partnerships to develop innovative smart medical technologies, creating new possibilities for overall medical services. During the press conference, industry, academia, and medical experts gathered to share their insights and discuss how to accelerate cooperation between high-tech and medical industries, the prospects of AI medical applications, and smart healthcare business models. Their ambitious goal is to establish smart medical care as another pillar of Taiwan’s economy, mirroring the success of the world-renowned “Silicon Shield” semiconductor industry. By fostering innovation in smart healthcare, they hope to unlock even greater breakthroughs and opportunities for Taiwanese medicine.

Convergence of Innovation: Four Leading Enterprises Showcase New Smart Medical Products

This press conference also presented a sneak peek of the latest products from four exhibitors. Netown showcased Babybot, the first intelligent sports equipment that integrates with a measurement system. Powered by AI analysis, Babybot tailors exercise routines to individual needs. Making their Medical Taiwan debut, Advantech showcased the AMiS-850 electronic drug storage cabinet, which features electric height adjustment to enhance mobility and flexibility for various applications.

Chang Gung Medical (CGM), Medimaging Integrated Solution (MiiS), and Leltek showcased their collaborative effort in telemedicine by presenting three innovative systems. These include MiiS’s Optical Coherence Tomography and Horus Scope Diagnostic Set, CGM’s U-Dr. Telemedicine Trolley, Mobile Suitcase, and Box, and Leltek’s LeSONO handheld wireless ultrasound. These advancements in telemedicine aim to overcome geographical barriers and improve access to medical services, particularly for those residing in remote locations.

BenQ Materials exhibited the only domestically produced Qflux dialyzer, which offers a complete range of specifications to meet various patient needs and boasts excellent permeability and biocompatibility. Another product on display was the Anscare ChitoClot Gauze, suitable for all kinds of hemorrhagic wound care. It quickly absorbs blood and exudate, forms a gel protective layer, and reduces pain and the risk of contamination.

TAITRA is also hosting a variety of forums alongside the exhibition. One forum, the Asia and Central and Eastern Europe Medical Trends Forum, will bring together experts to discuss the medical technology markets in Hungary, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia. Another forum, titled Building Elderly Care and Telemedicine Applications with Smart Devices, will feature presentations from Decentralized Biotechnology, H.P.B. Hi-Tech, Huijia Health, and AlleyPin Interactive. These companies will share their practical experiences in implementing technological care and smart healthcare.

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Company: Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

TAITRA is a non-profit organization established by the Taiwanese government in 1970. Its objective is to promote Taiwan's foreign trade and facilitate business collaborations. TAITRA operates through a network of 5 local offices as well as over 60 offices worldwide, providing trade promotion, market research, education, and matchmaking services. TAITRA plays a crucial role in enhancing Taiwan's global trade presence and promoting economic development.

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