Health tech startups use AI, ML to combat coronavirus – Livemint

Health tech startups use AI, ML to combat coronavirus – Livemint

NEW DELHI: From automated health assessments to machine learning powered diagnosis, healthcare tech startups like Innovaccer, Qure.ai and TruFactor are leveraging the power of the cloud to develop new technologies to combat covid-19.

Mumbai-based Qure.ai uses an artificial intelligence-powered solution to identify 24 different abnormalities in a chest X-ray, including ones indicative of a covid-19 infection.

Built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and trained using machine learning to detect pulmonary problems, including diseases like tuberculosis, the original solution has been repurposed by Qure for the ongoing pandemic.

Given the global shortage of test kits, Qure’s machine learning solution qXR can very quickly prioritize those who need to be tested immediately and those who need to be self-isolated, thus helping to maximise resource utilization.

Since the launch of the covid-19 version in March, qXR has been deployed in over 40 sites globally, including Mumbai. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has deployed this cost-effective and scalable solution to assist the front line critical healthcare professionals.

“When we are testing large numbers of patients, qXR can help in triaging asymptomatic patients who need immediate intervention.. so we can help identify cases before it’s too late,” said Rohit Ghosh, founding member, Qure.ai. “AWS provides the scalability and support needed in deploying the solutions quickly and robustly across parts of the world.”

Trufactor, a subsidiary of InMobi Group, uses geo-mobility intelligence to arrest the spread of covid-19. It gives
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