Design studios Map Project Office and Modem have collaborated to create an innovative concept for a diagnostics kit powered by artificial intelligence. This groundbreaking Smart Aid Kit aims to revolutionize healthcare by allowing patients to conduct basic triage on themselves.
By incorporating four different sensors, inspired by medical tools such as a stethoscope, spirometer, ophthalmoscope, and a skin scanner, the Smart Aid Kit demonstrates how generative AI can contribute to universal healthcare. The concept was developed with the intention of providing individuals and communities without easy access to healthcare the ability to perform tests typically conducted by healthcare professionals.
The Smart Aid Kit utilizes large language models (LLMs), a type of AI that can analyze vast amounts of data and generate answers to users’ questions. By combining this technology with purpose-built hardware, the team aimed to empower users to take control of their healthcare independently.
The kit includes a range of user-friendly tools that can scan and evaluate various health conditions, effectively acting as a virtual practitioner. The sensor devices collect information, which is then transmitted to a core unit containing the LLM. This unit can diagnose conditions and provide instant feedback to the user.
The vision for the Smart Aid Kit involves placing it in public spaces, similar to automated external defibrillators (AEDs). This would ensure easy accessibility and availability for individuals in need. To enhance sustainability, the kit is equipped with a solar panel charging system. The case housing the four sensors is designed to resemble the equipment used by medical practitioners, with a focus on simplicity and functionality.