According to its developers, an artificial intelligence model called Mini-COVIDNET can be used
Phaneendra K Yalavarthy, an associate professor in the Department of Computing and Data Science, told Bangalore Mirror: “Mini-COVIDNET is an effective artificial intelligence model/algorithm from both the number of parameters and the storage point of view, which can be used to detect covid-19 using lung ultrasound images. To provide the same or better performance than human experts. These models can be used in mobile or embedded applications, making them universally attractive, especially in field care environments.” Compared with RT-PCR testing methods, Mini-COVIDNET can better reveal the severity of the disease. It can also distinguish which patients need ICU admission and which patients can receive home care.
- “The current gold standard test for covid-19 is the RT-PCR test. It cannot reveal the severity of the disease, especially those who must be admitted to the ICU and can be treated at home. “Our Mini-COVIDNET is proven to damage the pleural surface of the lungs. Sensitive, this type of injury has been shown to have prognostic value and is commonly observed in patients admitted and died of covid-19 in the intensive care unit,” Yalavarthy added.
The team that developed the Mini-COVIDNET model stated that they have been studying the model since August 2020, when covid-19 was at its peak and there was a severe shortage of ICU beds.
“We want to develop a model to help clinicians understand who should be admitted to the ICU and who should receive home care,” Yalavarthy said.
He also added that unlike Mini-COVIDNET, current artificial intelligence models that use lung ultrasound or chest computed tomography images to detect covid-19 require specialized hardware to deploy them in the clinic. These (current artificial intelligence models) cannot be deployed on commonly used mobile platforms in real-time inspections. With Mini-COVIDNET, we have developed an easy-to-use model that can detect covid-19 using ultrasound images of the lungs. ”
IISc’s innovation for covid-19
- India’s first ICMR approved mobile infection testing and reporting (MITR) laboratory.
- Contact tracking application GoCoronaGo.
- Coswara-a sound-based diagnostic tool for covid-19.
- SARS-CoV-2 RNA detection test kit without PCR/Affordable RT-PCR test kit.
- Mass spectrometer to study viruses
- Low-cost ventilator.
- UAV used for disinfection in public places.
- N95 mask/disinfection equipment.
- Robot nurse