Egyptian students create a robot that can detect diseases


The robot is distinguished by its ability to diagnose diseases through artificial intelligence, and to predict diseases based on symptoms for a number of diseases in their early stages, such as different types of cancers, as well as measuring vital indicators such as pressure, sugar and temperature of the patient.

In an interview with “Sky News Arabia”, Ahmed Osama, a member of the “Bio Mix” team responsible for the artificial intelligence part of the project, explained that the idea “began in the second half of 2019, by thinking about developing the future of health care in Egypt and linking it to artificial intelligence technology and science.” robots”.

He added, “After the Corona pandemic entered Egypt, we started thinking about how to develop this idea and help medical teams by creating a robot with distinctive characteristics that can provide medical services, medicines and food to patients without forcing medical teams to mix with them.”

And he indicated that the robot is characterized by “its ability to focus imaging, which enables it to know the map of the place where it is located, whether it is a hospital or a medical center, and it can receive instructions and room number and deliver medicines and food to it, and it also contains sensors that measure vital body indicators such as temperature, sugar, oxygen and others without The medical team had to deal directly with the case, especially in isolation hospitals.”

He continued, “The robot has the ability to analyze the patient’s sugar using infrared rays without pricking the patient, as the blood glucose is measured by analyzing its particles with these rays that pass between the patient’s fingers without pricking him, which gives results with an accuracy of 94 percent so far.”

He pointed out that “the third feature of this robot is that it contains the Centro Machica System, a system that predicts the disease based on its symptoms through a screen located in the robot’s body that enables it to analyze the symptoms, for example, if the patient identifies symptoms of headache and high temperatures, the robot can suspect that he is infected with a virus. Corona in the event that the rest of the symptoms are similar to the symptoms of the disease.”

Osama pointed out that the robot: “It was programmed in English, but we are currently seeking to program it in Arabic so that everyone can easily deal with the robot, and increase the demand for its purchase.”

Cancer discovery

Among the advantages of the robot is also its integration of the Cancer Predection system, which is a system capable of predicting this disease by providing thousands of medical images of all kinds, in addition to regular and CT scans of cancer images, so that the robot can predict if cancer is suspected, even if the tumor is malignant. mother benign

The robot does not replace the doctor

Osama stressed that the goal is not to replace the doctor to whom the final diagnosis decision belongs, but rather to help him when the x-rays are not clear.

He added, “Currently we are working to enable the feature of diagnosing breast cancer, and in the next stages we will work on diagnosing other types of this disease, such as liver cancer and lung cancer.”

According to Osama, the project won several competitions and received support from the Faculty of Engineering at Mansoura University, where it won the award for the best graduation project at the level of Egypt, and a patent was registered with it in 2019, and currently there is planning to produce the robot in quantities that allow it to be available in hospitals, schools, commercial centers, isolation centers and hospitals. for children’s cancer and others, and more than one design will be produced to suit every place needed.

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According to Osama, the robot was manufactured with the self-efforts of the students and their families before it was adopted by the College of Engineering, which supported it until it reached its advanced stages, and companies from India and China have tried to make cooperation agreements to manufacture it.

Osama confirmed that most of the robot’s components are Egyptian, with 70 percent of the rest parts being imported from abroad, and work is currently underway to link it to Internet technology and mobile phone applications so that the patient can know the diagnosis of his condition and communicate with the doctor about it afterwards.


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