Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Organisation Hospital Districh of Helsinki and Uusimaa
Project title AInfants - Closing the gap between state-of-the-art machine learning and real-world clinical datasets of infant neurodevelopment
Applicant / Contact person Airaksinen, Manu
Decision No. 343498
Decision date 03.06.2021
Funding period 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2024
Funding 216 440
Project description
There is an urgent need to develop out-of-hospital methods for monitoring health. For instance, over 10% of infants develop with a risk of lifelong neurodevelopmental compromise, however an optimal treatment would require very early detection of abnormal motility. The greatest bottlenecks in achieving this goal are caused by poor scalability and high subjectivity in the current diagnostic methods. Machine learning based solutions hold great promise in alleviating these problems, but the application of state-of-the-art machine learning methodology to novel clinical data domains involves many challenges. The AInfants project aims to close this gap by addressing two of the most pressing challenges: First, an efficient utilization of unlabelled data, and second, resolving the inherent ambiguity from inter-rater variability in annotated datasets. The developed methods are mainly applied in the context of infant movement analysis based on novel intelligent wearables.