A new AI-driven platform called ‘XraySetu’ has been developed to help in the early detection of COVID 19, with the help of Chest X-ray. The solution will be beneficial for early detection especially in rural areas, where RT-PCR tests and CT-Scans are not easily available. XraySetu will operate through WhatsApp. It will identify COVID positive patients even from low-resolution Chest X-Ray images sent over Whatsapp-based Chatbot.
The solution has been developed by ARTPARK (AI & Robotics Technology Park), a not-for-profit foundation established by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, with support from the Department of Science & Technology (DST), GOI, in collaboration with Bangalore based HealthTech startup Niramai and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
Working of XraySetu:
- The doctor will need to visit www.xraysetu.com and click on the ‘Try the Free XraySetu Beta’ button.
- They will then be redirected to another page, from where they can choose to engage with the WhatsApp-based chatbot either through the web or smartphone application.
- Alternatively, the doctor can even send a WhatsApp message to the phone number +91 8046163838 to start the XraySetu service.
- After this, they just need to click the picture of the patient’s X-ray and upload it on the chatbot, from where they will obtain the 2-page automated diagnostics with annotated images in a few minutes.