Fu Receives Acorn Innovation Fund Award
ECE/Khoury Professor Yun Raymond Fu received an Acorn Innovation Fund Award for his project “Pathfind: AI Driven Remote Motion Tracking by Light-Weight Deep Learning.” The Acorn Awards help in the commercialization of scientific breakthroughs in Massachusetts and are funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and overseen by MassVentures.
This award-winning, artificial intelligence framework was developed to facilitate and improve outpatient rehabilitation via telemedicine. It uses novel light weight, deep learning techniques to quantitatively sense, analyze, understand, and modulate human behaviors through low-cost and portable devices including smartphones. The framework enables human pose tracking, behavioral recognition, and motion capturing and runs on platforms constrained by limited hardware. Acorn funds will help the researchers commercialize their technology.