At Omnio, we strive to merge modern technologies, traditions of fundamental education, medical knowledge and expertise in the field of rehabilitation. The methodology behind our project was first introduced by a talented technologist who had received his education at one of the most prominent universities of the Soviet Union. However, due to circumstances, he was exposed to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and, as a result, got increasingly captivated by its unconventional wisdom. As his interest in the healing arts grew, he devoted himself to studying the treatment and rehabilitation methods, as well as the basics of disease prevention, under the guidance of an outstanding mentor from the PRC. In the coming years, he earned a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from a state university in China. Effortful and time-consuming, these studies challenged his Western views and beliefs and enrooted the new value system based on spiritual, physical, and mental foundations of human life and health in accordance with the Taoist doctrine, adopted in TCM.
His further practical experience in the healing arts showed that the TCM approach to the human body and disease is a way more reasonable than the scientifically-proven methods. Modern medicine focuses on providing disease- or organ-specific treatments with drugs, surgeries, and prostheses that are to substitute a specific function of the organ — such approach, in fact, might well jeopardize the overall well-being of the body leading to a significant decrease in the quality of life. Traditional Chinese Medicine, on the other hand, views the human body as a holistic system requiring careful support and aims at strengthening the overall health of the individual. Over the years, TCM has proven effective in the rehabilitation plan of over 20,000 patients, even in seemingly hopeless situations.
Today's TCM is totally different from the common Western misperception surrounding the typical TCM practitioner, widely imagined as a holy man, whose unconventional "clinical" decision-making is only based on pulse assessing. Now, it is a powerful modern industry with a solid academic foundation, including a great number of academies, universities, institutes, and research centers. There also are numerous drug factories, hospitals, clinics, companies, etc. specifically dealing with and promoting TCM. Considered a standalone treatment, TCM is an integral part of the PRC health care system.
At some point, the profound knowledge and practical experience of the TCM physicians were combined with the technological potential of IT engineers and developers. This collaboration gave rise to the idea of creating a complex automated system for rapid assessment of the functional state of the human body (health) based on AI. The new technique is a unique merging of pulse diagnostics adopted in TCM and diagnostic methods used in clinical (Western) medicine. With the new body state assessment system, people can easily track their health with the help of smart gadgets — phones, fitness bracelets, etc.
The ideas and enormous efforts of the team resulted in Omnio — the core project within the whole body and mind state assessment system, intricately weaving the ancient TCM philosophy and the latest technological advances.