Taiwan-based AI solutions provider AAEON has teamed up with Insign Medical Technology to develop an AI-powered colonoscopy solution, dubbed EndoDASS.

Insign is specialised in developing disposable endoscopes and related medical equipment, in collaboration with large medical centres and small to mid-sized clinics.

Under the partnership, AAEON will combine its BOXER-8641AI Fanless embedded AI system with Insign Medical Technology’s software.

EndoDASS system leverages AI technology to help gastroenterologists identify potentially malignant lesions and enhance the precision and safety of colonoscopy procedures.

It uses convolutional neural networks (CNNs), 3D imaging, and data augmentation to help doctors clearly understand which section of the colon is being examined.

Insign Medical Technology AI solutions vice president Kevin Chang said: “The market for endoscopy systems has been dominated by European and Japanese giants.

“Recognising this, Insign partnered with AAEON to develop a cost-effective, high-performance endoscopy assistance system.

“Using disposable colonoscopes to check for inflammation, tumours, ulcers, or polyps is not only safe and hygienic but also eliminates the risk of cross-infection and the cost of cleaning and disinfection, significantly reducing procurement costs for hospitals.

AAEON’s BOXER-8641AI is embedded with the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin module to enable real-time image analysis using AI applications, which previously needed external GPU support.

The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin module facilitates real-time object detection, accelerated data transmission, and superior performance in harsh environments.

BOXER-8641AI also features an 8-core ARM v8.2 64bit CPU with the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, with 1792 CUDA and 56 Tensor cores and advanced deep learning capabilities.

AAEON said that its BOXER-8641AI can perform the computations and inferencing required to achieve diagnostic functions at the edge.

It comes with two high-speed Ethernet ports, three USB 3.2 ports, and up to 64GB of LPDDR5x system memory for fast data transmission with cameras and sensors.

AAEON smart platform division associate vice president Alex Hsueh said: “AAEON, a leading domestic developer and manufacturer of AI edge computing solutions and an elite member of the NVIDIA Partner Network, is proud to collaborate with Insign, a leading domestic medical device company, to launch the AI-assisted colonoscopy system.

“This collaboration not only reduces procurement costs for users but also provides doctors with more data for optimal treatment plans, enhancing detection speed and accuracy during gastrointestinal examinations.

“This marks a significant advancement in medical assistive equipment, using AI technology to assist in identifying even the smallest lesions, benefiting the general public.”