It takes 48-72 hours before a conclusive RT-PCR test report is shared with the patient and meanwhile, the health of the infected individual worsens. Consequently, in an attempt to provide speedy X-ray consultations, IIT Kanpur alumnus Umakant Soni, has curated Xray Setu, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology (IISc) Bengaluru and AI & Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK). Powered by artificial intelligence, Xray Setu can detect 14 lung ailments and facilitate early intervention in COVID-19 cases.
Successfully helped more than 300 doctors
Holding a Masters of Technology in Environment Engineering and Management degree from IIT Kanpur, Umakant Soni has developed a free-to-use platform- Xray Setu, a unique transfer learning framework. It is an AI-based app that can be used by doctors anywhere in India to perform quick chest x-ray interpretations, via a Whatsapp chatbot.
It took over a year to develop Xray Setu, as research was being setback by the non-availability of COVID-positive X-rays. However, in the last 10 months, Xray Setu has successfully helped over 300 doctors in diagnosing illnesses with analogue as well as digital X-rays and low-resolution images, sent from mobile phones.
How to use Xray Setu?
To use the features of this app, you have to visit its official website and click on 'Try the free Xray Setu Beta' tab. This will prompt you to another window where you can connect with a Whatsapp chatbot. You will be provided with a number where you can share your chest X-ray and a diagnostic report will be sent to you within half an hour.