Artifical Intelligence (AI) - Project "DDit"

Development of software for digital diagnosis support and documentation in veterinary medicine (DDiT = "digitale Diagnoseunterstützung und Dokumentation in der Tiermedizin" ).
"Digitalization is necessary for the survival of the veterinary business. The tendency towards audiovisual presentation is increasing" (Veterinarian Björn Becker and Dr. Hans-Joachim Krüger, BPT Congress 2020). The planned project will develop software in the field of veterinary medicine that incorporates visual (digital images) and tabular findings, AI models (numerical methods and machine learning on image and tabular data) for diagnostic support. For the first time, this enables complex descriptive reporting of findings with rapid documentation, which also allows progression predictions and is thus not only of high importance for preventive medicine but also in the context of innovative practice digitization. A special feature of this project lies in a team of experts from practical veterinary medicine and researchers from academia who combine their interdisciplinary competences in the fields of numerical mathematics, deep learning, user experience, veterinary diagnostics and international continuing education in veterinary medicine in order to advance digitization, processing technology and innovative communication channels in the field of preventive and therapeutic veterinary medicine. The project is funded by the Hessian State Chancellery, Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Development - as part of a joint project of VBS VetVerlag, Beratung und Seminar GmbH with h_da Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences.