The Vietnamese team received the second prize for their “Brain Analytics” project, which helps improve Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis by using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyse Magnetic Resonance Imaging brain images at an award ceremony held on February 17.
The research team gathers about 20 doctors, engineers and students, with the core personnel being Pham Thi Nhu Trang, a final year student at the International University under the Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Dr. Ha Thi Thanh Huong, Dr. Nguyen Thanh Duc and Dr. Ngo Thanh Hoan.
In the Team Group category, the first prize was awarded to the “Low Carbon Combustion Device” project, an invention that combines data for ground-air space and new energy system applications to reduce carbon emissions. The second prize went to three teams, namely “FormaCyte Therapeutics” from Singapore, “Instant Digital Dental Restoration System” from China, and “Brain Analytics” from Vietnam.
Speaking at the ceremony held in Jakarta, Pham Thi Nhu Trang said that Brain Analytics initially aimed to receive support from the Asian medical and startup community, to develop the project outside Vietnam, while seeking funding to build a local database to improve the efficiency of the product.
In the Enterprise Group category, the first prize went to the “Dr Hearing” project, which invented a hearing aid that can help to improve ear health through directional sound, displaying exemplary transnational cooperation with the project team from China, Singapore, and Brunei Darussalam. The second prize went to three project teams, “Castomize” from Singapore, “Intelligent Maritime” from China, and “Robot Positioning and Inspection System” from China.