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Author(s): Flávio Ricardo Marques Rodrigues
Title: Patents in the computer-aided diagnosis industry
Issue Date: 2016-07-15
Description: Computer aided diagnosis is a relatively new field, through the use of new techniques algorithms and technologies, it can help technicians perform a better and faster analysis, reduce or even substitute part of their workload. Patents are windows into a company's technological assets, as well as into the state of a certain technology field. In this thesis we analyzed patents that are mainly related to the automated analysis of human retinopathies. Using patent search engines we explored the various patent databases, using keywords related to the area and the international patent classification to refine the search and eliminate unrelated results, proceeding then to a thorough analysis of the dataset. By analyzing the structured and unstructured text, contained in the obtained patents, different observations where made: major players in the field,patent timelines, main technologies involved and the direction of the technology evolution.
Subject: Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Engineering and technology::Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
TID identifier: 201303426
Document Type: Dissertação
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Dissertação

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