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8 min Health: Artificial intelligence helps detect Chagas disease by cell phone photos

Publicado em 02 junho 2022
Brazilian scientists have invented a method to detect Chagas disease using cell phones and artificial intelligence, reducing the cost and facilitating the process of obtaining images for the exam. Trypanosoma cruzi, the protozoan that causes the condition, could be identified in images of blood samples obtained with a cell phone and analyzed under an optical microscope with the help of AI. The idea arose when one of the immunologists in the study, Helder Nakaya, noticed the difficulty that [...]