Safesugery AI system


Based on artificial intelligence algorithms, CAIR has developed the "Safesurgery AI System" to automatically manage surgical procedures, count surgical instruments, and assist doctors in completing surgeries safely and efficiently.

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Technical name of innovation
Safesugery AI system– doctors' smart assitant
Commercialisation opportunities
technology licensing agreement
Problem addressed

To better serve Hong Kong hospitals, CAIR has developed "Safesurgery AI System". It can monitor the surgical work flow, remind abnormal opretations, and count surgical instruments.

  • Apply computer vision algorithms to detect surgical instruments and count the number of instruments after surgery.
  • Apply behavioral recognition algorithms to understand surgical scenarios in real time and remind abnormal operations.
  • Apply multimodal artificial intelligence algorithms to automatically generate surgical reports
Key impact
  • This technology captures and processes operating video without the need of vast mechanical alteration to perform.
  • Reduce human error during surgery
  • Provide tutorials to trainee doctors
  • Neurosurgery operating room

Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed between HKSAR Government and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), CAS established the Hong Kong Institute of Science & Innovation of Chinese Academy of Sciences (HKISI), its affiliated institution in Hong Kong, with a view to facilitating its presence in the research clusters on healthcare technologies and on artificial intelligence and robotics technologies. The institution aims to promote transfer and translation of scientific research results, coordinate collaboration between the CAS and local universities, and undertake technological education and promotion activities.

The Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) of HKISI, was established in 2019 and is located at Science Park, Hong Kong. Its development is led by the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASIA), also supported by the InnoHK programme from Innovation and Technology Commission. It is positioned to become a world-class research institute for AI and robotics, emphasizing applications in the range of healthcare, fintech and arts. CAIR aims to become an international hub for scientific research and technological innovation centre with global influence in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.