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Fujitsu and Tohoku University Announce Healthcare Strategic Alliance Utilizing Digital Twin Tech 

TOKYO and SENDAI, Japan, Sept. 26, 2022 -- Fujitsu Limited and Tohoku University today announced the start of a strategic alliance to accelerate the shift towards preventive healthcare and the realization of a ‘Well-being Society’ in which no one will be left behind.

Within their joint project, the two parties will cooperate on the development of new technologies including digital twins in healthcare to visualize simulations of the prevention and treatment of diseases and an AI technology to predict the onset and severity of diseases based on healthcare data such as EMRs and PHRs.

Researchers at Tohoku University Hospital will cooperate with business experts and combine its outstanding knowledge of advanced medical care, research results from its Academic Science Unit (ASU) and its Open Bed Lab (OBL) with Fujitsu's cutting-edge technologies, R&D capabilities and healthcare infrastructure environment and business know-how including Japan's top share electronic medical record system provided by Fujitsu Japan.

Tohoku University and Fujitsu aim to promote initiatives that allow individuals to work towards their own personal health image and to contribute to the realization of a framework where a variety of medical services are provided in an organized way throughout the whole community in order to contribute to the early detection and prevention of frailty spirals, a syndrome in which health conditions deteriorate due to a negative cycle caused by a variety of causes such as a lack of physical exercise and malnutrition.

This initiative will be demonstrated at the Fujitsu ActivateNow 2022 special session which will be held online by Fujitsu on Tuesday, October 4 (15:35 to 16:35 JST, held in Japanese).

For more information and an outline on the joint research, please click here.

Source: Fujitsu

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