Professor 'develops' software that can detect Covid-19 in 5 seconds

Professor 'develops' software that can detect Covid-19 in 5 seconds

- A professor, Kamal Jain, has achieved some success after he said he came up with a software that can facilitate quick testing of coronavirus patients

- Kamal said all the testing can be concluded within five seconds through an X-ray scan device

- The academic has therefore filed for the patent of his creation and submitted it for clinical review

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Kamal Jain, an Indian professor, has claimed that he has created a software that can quickly detect a case of coronavirus within five seconds through the use of an X-ray scan.

After using 40 days to come up with the software program, the academic has filed for a patent and has gone to meet the Indian Council of Medical Research for a thorough review, Hindustan Times reports.

A professor of civil engineering, Kamal said that the program will help reduce the cost of testing and also protect health workers from risk of infection.

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“I first developed an artificial intelligence-based database after analysing over 60 000 X-ray scans, including those of Covid-19, pneumonia and tuberculosis patients to differentiate between the kind of chest congestion suffered in the three diseases. I also analysed the chest x-ray database of the United States’ NIH Clinical Center,” Kamal said.

A picture showing health workers in India carrying out a test. Photo source: Hindustan Times

A picture showing health workers in India carrying out a test. Photo source: Hindustan Times
Source: UGC

He said that the software will go a long way in assisting health professionals in having an accurate preliminary screening exercise which will assist the clinical testing of the deadly disease.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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