Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1AhmedCEMEUndergraduateThirdak.ahmed@live.com
1Faheem SharifCEMEUndergraduateThirdmfaheemsharif96@gmail.com

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: PREDOT
Slogan: diagnose throat infection with precision
Supervisor Name: Dr. Aimal Khan
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: CEME
Supervisor Department: Computer Engineering
Contact number: 03404600014
Email ID: aimalkhan.eme@gmail.com
Abstract:
    Diagnosing throat infection or tonsillites in non-cooperating children is a difficult task. The idea is to get a quick high definition picture of the throat and later analyze the picture with ease.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    If throat infection is not correctly diagnosed or left untreated it can cause pneumonia and other complications. Pneumonia killed almost 920136 children (< 5) worldwide in 2015. Currently, there is no digital device present in market (at least in Pakistan) to diagnose throat infection or tonsillites
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   All the ENT specialist doctors need them. As stated currently there is no such device available in the market or as a prototype in hospitals in Pakistan. Moreover, the device can be also used for telemedicine. Here, the images are sent to the doctor or stored in database for future use and big data.
How will the solution works
    The working of the device is very simple. We need an HD camera with a flash light mounted on it and a tube to insert the camera in the inner throat portion. The camera takes an image of the throat and the image is passed through a cable coming through the tube to a mobile phone (tablet) held by the doctor. The doctor can do the diagnosis in real time or later. The advantage is that the children who are uneasy during examination do not cooperate can be diagnosed with ease and accuracy.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Currently there is no competitor (at least in Pakistan). Generally throat infection examination is done with naked eye and the doctor has very little time specifically in the case of non-cooperating kids. The Device provides the doctor with the possibility to examine the images repeatedly with ease.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-12-15 (0041)