OKTICS is a high-tech company held in Barcelona, created in February 2019, and emerged as a spin-off of the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) which is a public Catalonian research center.
CIMNE Technología acts as an incubator and stakeholder of their companies to promote the commercialization of CIMNE technologies in order to maximize and guarantee their exploitation profit.
OKTICS develops its activity in the sector of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), mainly linked to the development, production, commercialization of highly innovative products to drive companies to the digital transformation in sectors as diverse as Health or Horeca under the OKO trademark.
Since its origins, the company has focused on the line of development of digital signage technology or digital signage, for sending and programming of interactive audiovisual content, applied initially to the Horeca sector, through intelligent assistants / virtual concierges embedded in screens and mirrors.
This project has evolved and OKTICS diversified this technology towards the eHealth sector through the development of an intelligent assistant for physical exercise, embedded in a digital environment within a mirror, mainly based in computer vision and deep learning technologies applied to real-time video processing.
The global crisis generated by the pandemic caused by Covid19 has allowed to glimpse the benefits of telemedicine, and how its implementation improves the care and monitoring of patients by specialized health centers.
To achieve the advancement of the health sector in digitization, it is necessary that the devices and tools developed provide reliability.
Although, currently, there are many telemedicine tools in the market, these are mainly focused on diagnosis and consultation to support the local health system.
In the case of virtual assistants or tools for guiding and monitoring exercises programmed by a health professional, there are some emerging solutions but all of them have shortcomings.
Some of the health areas where these tools can be easily implemented are those in which the user performs physical exercises such as, for example, rehabilitation routines, cardiovascular exercises, stretching, yoga, etc.
In this context, OKTICS aims to develop an intelligent assistant, in the form of a mirror, being able to monitoring the movements and exercises of the patients who undergo rehabilitation processes or sports training plans.
This system will be based on AI and Computer Vision algorithms that will be able to guide the patients correctly in the execution of the exercises, correct them and learn from their evolution.
OKTICS is interested in applying to Tecniospring Program (). Tecniospring INDUSTRY offers financial support to cover up to 100% of 2-year employment contracts and develop research activity with a clear market focus.
The incoming researcher is expected to support and structure the development and procedures related to develop this intelligent assistant by applying Computer Vision and Deep Learning techniques to allow the evaluation of the execution of exercises, to implement alerts that detect subtle changes in performance during their execution, mechanisms to provide feedback to the patients based on the alerts generated to correct and guide them to a proper performance through voice, text and visual elements