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Laura Henke

Munich Innovation Labs and M3i co-publish study on Vibroarthography with clinical partners

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Munich Innovation Labs and its partners, M3i and the Munich University Hospital are excited to announce the publication of their first co-authored article, “Vibroarthrography for early detection of knee osteoarthritis using normalized frequency features” at Springer Nature (see here for a free, full length read-only version). The article discusses the findings from research project “ArthroScan”, conducted by researchers from M3i and the Munich University Hospital. In this EU-funded project, researchers sought to study the possibilities of vibroarthography, a non-invasive and very cost-effective technology using acoustic frequencies for early-stage detection of damage in knee joints. Munich Innovation Labs contributed its expertise in machine learning to the project, to develop a technology based on machine learning and a linear support vector machine, which proved to reach a classification specificity of approximately 0.8 at a sensitivity of 0.75. This performance is comparable to existing diagnostic tools, thus qualifying machine-learning- supported vibroarthography as an additional diagnostic tool.