Russia invests in IT solutions for medicine

Russia’s Advanced Research Fund (ARF) has been boosting support for developers of IT projects to be used in medicine. 

In addition to an array of projects already supported in the fields of mobile apps for telemedicine, nervous disorder diagnostics by analyzing the way a person speaks, rehabilitation following strokes and brain damages, the areas for the Fund to keep focusing on include self-learning image recognition algorithms (such as advanced MRI imaging), algorithms for diagnosing diseases, biomedical 3D modeling and design systems for therapeutic and grafting purposes, systems to support decision-making, AR/VR technologies, and medical robotics.

A number of successful algorithm development cases have been reported for timely disease diagnostics and early identification of at-risk patients / early-stage therapeutic strategy development.