Tencent has developed an AI-aided diagnosis that can identify people with Parkinson’s diseases in three minutes.

Tencent Medial Lab recently demonstrated a computer-aided diagnosis Saturday at Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine’s meeting on Parkinson diseases. The technique is called Smart Assessment System of the Motion Capability of Parkinson Diseases. This technique allows doctors to identify the disease based on videos of patients and patients won’t need any wearable equipment.

The traditional method to diagnose Parkinson’s diseases is to assess the patients based on the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS). Doctors score specific movements of the patients face to face. On average, it usually takes more than 30 minutes to complete an assessment and since the assessment largely depends on the patients’ own description and the doctors’ visual observation, errors are likely to happen.

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Jiefei Liu

Jiefei Liu is a Beijing based tech reporter. She focuses on the union of tech and content creation and loves agriculture. You can write to her at Jiefei@technode.com