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Think of Mona, short for “medical-on-site-assistant,” as Alexa with a Ph.D. The bedside device leverages state-of-the-art AI and speech recognition to support clinicians in intensive care units (ICUs) by detailing patient progress during, say, the last 24 hours, or automatically documenting observations or procedures using natural language processing. It also acts as a telemedicine platform, bringing off-site specialists on-screen. “It was our goal to rethink medical care,” says Dr. Lukas Martin, who co-founded Clinomic, a German startup. Now used at more than 40 hospitals in eight EU countries, Mona is currently seeking FDA approval in the U.S.

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