I planned to develop the COVID Detection Tool Software, which can take an X-ray of the patient as an input (the doctor needs to upload the X-ray copy on the software), scan the X-ray and within a few seconds the software can display the result if the X-ray image is a COVID-positive or a COVID-negative image
This is an exclusive story conducted by Santosh Vaswani, Content Writer & Editor at CIO News with Adarsh Pandey, a student of class 12 from Central Model School in Kolkata, India
Adarsh Pandey, a student of class 12 from Central Model School in Kolkata, India has developed COVID Detection Tool Software (COVID Det Tool) using artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and deep learning technologies. The software scans the X-rays of the patients and detects if the patient is infected with COVID or not, said Adarsh Pandey in an exclusive interview with CIO News.
Pandey said that recently COVID cases started rising again but RT-PCR was lacking, especially in the rural areas where medical facility is not much available. I thought of doing something with the help of AI & ML to solve this problem and so, I planned to develop the COVID Detection Tool Software, which can take an X-ray of the patient as an input (the doctor needs to upload the X-ray copy on the software), scan the X-ray and within a few seconds the software can display the result if the X-ray image is a COVID-positive or a COVID-negative image.
Also, the COVID Detection Tool Software can distinguish between viral pneumonia and COVID pneumonia as the season of viral fever has recently started and it becomes very tough for the human-eye of doctors to detect if the patient is infected with viral pneumonia or COVID pneumonia as there is not much difference between the two illnesses and they seem almost similar to the doctors. But, the COVID Detection Tool Software can detect it with an accuracy of approximately 99 per cent. Also the COVID Detection Tool Software can detect respiratory diseases, he added.
He said that he has built the COVID Detection Tool Software on his own and once it was built, he visited few doctors to test the tool, who gave a very nice feedback about the tool.
He declined to reveal the names of the hospitals and the doctors that tested the tool but said that the hospitals belong from across India including one from the Palghar district in Maharashtra, another from Bhadhoi (Sant Ravidas Nagar) district in Uttar Pradesh and one nursing home in South 24 Parganas in West Bengal. I have provided the COVID Detection Tool Software to these hospitals for free because there are not much RT-PCR facilities available in these areas and if there are RT-PCR facilities available, they are very costly and the local people cannot afford it, he added.
Right now, the COVID Detection Tool Software has been hosted on Google using Heroku, a web hosting tool as I needed a server to host the software. The link has been provided to the hospitals for their usage, he said.
“My mission is if I can reach to a lot of people and if they are benefitted from the COVID Detection Tool Software, then that will be a great achievement for me”, for which I am looking to raise funds from an investor or a loan to establish a start-up and sell the COVID Detection Tool Software, which in turn will help many people as possible, Pandey said.
He said, I have also made a Cancer Detection Tool Software can also detect cancer in the initial stages. When the doctor uploads the X-ray or the MRI image, the tool will scan the image and if any abnormalities are detected then the tool highlights it. So, the doctor will know in which part of the body the abnormality has been detected and there is a 98 or 99 per cent chances of cancer. This could result in a low cost of treatment for the patients as the cancer will be detected at the earlier stages.
“I am trying to approach Tata Medical Center (TMC), a subsidiary of Tata Memorial Hospital for investment as I need finance to take this software to a next level and do some good for the society”, he added.
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