Recent advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) technology has meant that all areas of medicine are able to increasingly benefit from the ability of machine learning – a tool that is able to make predictions based on thousands of previous examples. The IVF laboratory is no different, where AI has now become a promising tool aimed at streamlining our processes with the goal of better helping our patients.
During IVF treatment, one of the major determining factors for pregnancy achievement is embryo selection, and we have previously written about the importance of selecting a single day 5 blastocyst (embryo) for transfer with the highest chance of achieving a pregnancy in a news article. With this in mind, Flinders Fertility is proud to announce that we are now offering our patient’s access to ‘Life Whisperer’, an AI tool which was developed here in Adelaide. Life Whisperer has been trained and developed using thousands of images of day 5 embryos (also known as blastocysts) and it has been tested in many different laboratories around the world to show that it is able to predict fetal heart potential with increased accuracy. Ongoing clinical studies are in progress to assess the improvement in live birth outcomes.
We are very excited to be offering this new technology for the first time in South Australia. Life Whisperer can be easily applied in the IVF laboratory in conjunction with the traditional selection methods already used by embryologists. It is also an effective ranking tool, providing extra information to help embryologists identify which blastocyst to select first for transfer when there are multiple blastocysts available. If you are looking for more information about Life Whisperer, please discuss with a clinician about its potential benefits and whether this is an appropriate option for you. More information can also be found here: