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The growth in the application of AI, IoT, big data and many other technologies is accelerating cross-domain integration. The Future Tech Theme Pavilion (FUTEX) at 2021 Taiwan Innotech Expo (TIE), set up by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), with the backing of Academia Sinica, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health and Welfare, featured for the first time a special cross-domain integration zone, with 70 innovative cross-domain projects showcased at the exhibition. Fusionmedium served as the media partner of the event.  

Cross-domain healthcare applications under the spotlight  

 The rapid growth of digital technology has accelerated the integration of healthcare and technology sectors. Teams from National Taiwan University are utilizing AI, machine learning, 3D imaging, big data, etc. to develop detection tools and efficient tracking technologies for cancer treatment. Likewise, the team from National Tsing Hua University has shown their collaborative achievements with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and other leading semiconductor companies in applying AI on advanced process control, anomaly-based detection and other smart manufacturing technologies. 

The broadening applications of wearable products and a dynamic AI-powered platform have enabled new use cases for conventional drugs 

COIVD-19 has created an urgent need for drug development to treat the virus-induced symptoms. In the context, the National Yang-Ming University team has for example built a dynamic AI-powered platform to repurpose conventional drugs for the development of oral drugs with significant clinical value. 

Also driven by the pandemic, the MOST AI Research Center of National Taiwan University has created a solution for monitoring physical signs through smart watches and other wearable products, in order to sound an alarm when emergency medical staff has overworked. 

Combining a respiratory monitoring system (powered by a mm-wave radar), a conditions reporting system manned by a chat robot, and the continuous monitoring of blood oxygen levels, the Taipei Medical University team also utilized contactless technologies to develop a hierarchical contactless physiological respiratory monitoring and care platform able to keep track of the illness, optimizing its performance with minimum resources. 

Converting fish skin wastes into new materials for wound repair 

Fish skin waste can be used to restore tissue. Chuang Shen Biotechnology, established by the National Cheng Kung University International Wound Repair and Regeneration Center, leveraged its proprietary technology to extract high-purity Type 1 collagen from fish skin waste, which has applications for skin moisturizing and tissue repairing, but also can be further used in the fields of bioscience research, biomedical materials and medical beauty care products in the future. 


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