Smart Apps and Big Data to help save babies from sepsis

Pascal Lavoie
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Abstract: For parents of a sick baby, it can be hard to decide when it’s time to go to hospital. In countries where healthcare resources are extremely limited, making this decision can also be a real challenge for primary health workers and consequently, over 4 million infants die of a major illness before their 28th day. We will present our efforts to use engineering, image processing and AI to develop a smartphone app that can intelligently interpret video images and complex medical features in sick babies to help parents and doctors make the right decisions about the need for urgent treatment.