In the aftermath of the World Health Organization’s designation of the novel coronavirus as a pandemic, several measures have been put in place by various Governments to minimise the spread of the infection. But still, COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly across the world snatching away the lives of many.

Hence, in a bid to help the Central and the State Governments and also the people, a team of students and faculty from Rajalakshmi Group of Institutions, has developed a breakthrough software to detect COVID-19.

The AI (Artificial Intelligence) tool is based on neural network to detect COVID-19, CAP (Community-Acquired Pneumonia) and normal condition from chest X-Ray images.  A whopping number of 14148 images were used in the training process and the tool has testing accuracy of 95.4 percent.

The highlights of the tool are:

* No installation required. It is a simple website which can be accessed from anywhere.

* As simple as uploading a photo on social media.

* The result will come within a second of uploading.

Dr. S. Rajkumar, Professor & Head,  Department of Biomedical Engineering; 

Dr. V. Sapthagirivasan, Professor,

BME; Mr.V.Rajaraman, Assistant Professor, CSE;

Mr. Ashwin Ramesh III Year CSE ( student )

are the members of the team that developed the unique software. All the above are part of Centre of Medical Imaging of Rajalakshmi Group of Institutions.

Dr Haree S Meganathan from the management of Rajalakshmi Institutions said, “It is a matter of immense pride that our students and staff have developed this AI based platform to detect COVID-19 cases. Our team has spent sleepless nights working on and testing this software in such short notice.”

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