AI medical diagnosis start-up sets its heart on Singapore launch

Tricog founders (above, from left) Zainul Charbiwala, Abhinav Gujjar, Udayan Dasgupta and Charit Bhograj. The start-up's ECG machine (below) encrypts a patient's results and sends them to a cloud, where a machine-learning algorithm interprets the dat
Tricog founders (above, from left) Zainul Charbiwala, Abhinav Gujjar, Udayan Dasgupta and Charit Bhograj. The start-up's ECG machine encrypts a patient's results and sends them to a cloud, where a machine-learning algorithm interprets the data and forms a diagnosis in six minutes.PHOTOS: TRICOG
The start-up’s ECG machine (above) encrypts a patient’s results and sends them to a cloud, where a machine-learning algorithm interprets the data and forms a diagnosis in six minutes.
The start-up’s ECG machine (above) encrypts a patient’s results and sends them to a cloud, where a machine-learning algorithm interprets the data and forms a diagnosis in six minutes. PHOTO: TRICOG

Its system can offer speedy diagnoses for heart patients based on their ECG data

Singaporeans suffering from a heart condition may soon be able to get specialist help more quickly if a new artificial intelligence-driven start-up gains regulatory approval to distribute its system here.

Called Tricog, the Singapore-based company, which has received US$4 million (S$5.5 million) in funding to date, said its algorithm can provide patients with a diagnosis in six minutes based on their electrocardiography (ECG) data.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 24, 2018, with the headline 'AI medical diagnosis start-up sets its heart on S'pore launch'. Print Edition | Subscribe