Cancer is a dreadful disease. The impacts are not only physical but psychological. These impacts are every more fierce when it comes to breast cancer. It’s a very lonely journey for breast cancer patients and they have limited know how. This takes up a psychological toll on them and the same is evident from the stats as well. Thus to help them with their journey, we have created this guidance platform.
What it does
It is an AI-driven companion Conversational platform designed to give information, evaluate risk, consult doctors & for the psychological well-being of a cancer patient. The platform is useful right from the very beginning, when the cancer is yet to be diagnosed by means of early detection, to long after somebody has defeated cancer when the new victors help other by the means of communal support.
How we built it
The platform is enabled using Microsoft Azure Technology Stack like bot framework and cognitive services. Privacy is of the utmost importance for any software and the same has been achieved by leveraging enterprise-grade Azure privacy services on the platform. POWER BI has been used to implement Analytics Dashboard. Moreover, since most of the services are offered as PaaS, scalability is inherited. To grant easy access to the platform, it is made available to users on FB messenger, WhatsApp, etc.
Challenges we ran into
Creating a communication channel that is both secure and yet has high reachability was difficult. Creating a custom AI model for risk evaluation took major time.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We have created a risk evaluator capable of calculating the potential risk for breast cancer. This platform can be used as it is out of the box.
What we learned
We learned to create an enterprise-level bot. We learned about the nuances of Machine Learning and how they can automate current tasks.
What's next for testing
To implement advanced image recognition for an even easier diagnosis.
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