AI Based Intelligent COVID-19 detector Technology for Medical Assistance (ATMAN)
CAIR, DRDO has developed an AI based intelligent, secure, web based, Covid detection application software ATMAN using Chest X-rays which can classify the images into Normal, Covid-19 and Pneumonia classes using limited number (few hundreds) of sample images.
Virus affects the lungs early even before the patient starts showing significant symptoms. Thus, compared to RT-PCR test which takes many hours, an X-ray based diagnostic tool can detect the infection in early stages with processing time in seconds.
ATMAN back end has been built with Deep Convolution Neural Network which is tuned to accurately detect Covid-19 irrespective of limited availability of Covid X-ray images for the system to learn. The software automatically pre-processes the images before passing them to the Neural net to take care of the variant illuminations levels of the X-ray images. The software is easy to navigate and can be easily accessed over Internet through a variety of devices like mobiles, tablets, laptops or computers.
ATMAN has been tested and validated by the doctors from M/s HCG Centre for Academics and Research, Bengaluru and M/s Ankh Life Care, Bengaluru who have also helped by providing data and relevant medical domain knowledge.