25 September, 2020

Using AI To Deliver Health Solutions

Using AI To Deliver Health Solutions
outlookindia.com
2020-03-06T13:15:11+05:30

Geetha Manjunath, 54, Niramai Health Analytix

  • Funding received $6 million in venture capital
  • Base bangalore
  • Life saver revolutionising early detection of breast cancer through Thermalytix—a diagnostic solution using AI algorithms
  • Presence 10 cities in india

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Breast cancer is the leading cause of can­­cer deaths among women. It is estimated that one Indian dies of the disease every eight minutes. Compared to this dire fact, detection is patchy, even as more young women are being afflicted by it. After losing two of her cousins to breast cancer due to late detection, Dr Geetha Manjunath, then a lab director heading data analytics res­earch at Xerox India, started conducting res­earch on ways to detect it early.

She found out that thermography had the ability to detect the cancer in all age groups but was often inaccurate. With a small team of...

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