Virufy: Detecting COVID-19 using AI and Smartphone Tech

Cough, know the symptoms, help flatten the curve. Image created by Jack Adamson. Submitted for United Nations Global Call Out To Creatives - help stop the spread of COVID-19. Image published by WHO on Unsplash. 

People are affected by COVID-19 in different ways. In most cases, people infected with COVID-19 will suffer from mild to moderate respiratory problems. 

Poster: Know the symptoms. Image created by Lu Cheung. Submitted for United Nations Global Call Out To Creatives - help stop the spread of COVID-19. Image published by WHO on Unsplash. 

Image published by WHO on Unsplash. The Symptoms of COVID-19 with Friendly Animals. Image created by Theobald Fox. Submitted for United Nations Global Call Out To Creatives - help stop the spread of COVID-19.

 

One of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 is dry cough, which develops into difficulty breathing for 1 out of 5 people who get COVID-19.

To achieve our vision of developing a smartphone app that can detect COVID-19 in minutes for people who have developed similar symptoms of dry cough and breathing difficulties, we are utilizing cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology to identify patterns undetectable by humans from the unique respiratory signatures of lungs damaged by the virus.   

 

Our global team of passionate engineers, academics, data scientists, and medical professionals are volunteering their time to work hard and overcome this by developing high-precision AI algorithms and a smartphone app / website. We've also partnered with Stanford’s COVID-19 Response Lab.

 

Here's a demo of how our app may look.

A number of prominent institutions are collaborating with Virufy in various capacities.

 

NEDUET, one of Pakistan's most prestigious engineering universities, is a key collaborator. Their most talented AI students are working tirelessly to drive this solution for humanity, empowered & working alongside Stanford students and faculty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Similarly Alpas Technology from Nepal is helping  us expand our global reach by mentoring our students to set up our social media presence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, through collaboration with DICE Foundation, Virufy aims to foster a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration amongst Pakistani university students, empowering them to apply their skills to socially impactful projects.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

jig.jp, a global leader in open data, programming education, and mobile development, is supporting our efforts in Japan. Together, we hope to create an app that is scalable, engaging, and intuitive for users around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And we are also grateful to One Young World Japan to feature us and our OYW 2018 ambassador and Virufy co-founder Amil Khanzada, in their network of youth social good leaders across 190+ countries and supported by Nobel Peace Laureates, industry, and the highest levels of government!

The source for creative graphics used in the post are from a library of artwork donated by creators in response to the UN’s Open Brief thanks to the generosity of the creative community. 

URL: https://unsplash.com/@unitednations

Comments