«Artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and real-time computer vision are being used to provide new mothers in Rwanda with medical support»
«Doctors and researchers from MIT, Harvard University, and Partners in Health (PIH) in Rwanda have developed a mobile health platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and real-time computer vision to predict infection in Caesarean section wounds.»

“Early detection of infection is an important issue worldwide, but in low-resource areas such as rural Rwanda, the problem is even more dire due to a lack of trained doctors and the high prevalence of bacterial infections that are resistant to antibiotics,” says the team’s technology lead Richard Ribon Fletcher, who is a research scientist in mechanical engineering at MIT. “Our idea was to employ mobile phones that could be used by community health workers to visit new mothers in their homes and inspect their wounds to detect infection.”

Article written by George Hopkin



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