Iranian researchers at Amir Kabir University of Technology working for a knowledge-based company have developed applications to help patients measure and find drug interactions, diagnose health problems and neurological diseases independently.
“We have been able to develop a set of software that can automatically diagnose neurological diseases without a physician’s intervention,” Caretaker of the company stationed at the Innovation Center of Amir Kabir University of Technology’s School of Electrical Engineering Nima Sharifi Sadeqi said.
“For this application, we have collected information on 938 diseases and prepared 10,000 specialized questions,” he said, and added, “Diagnosis is done through an algorithm, and a patient can diagnose his health problems and the relevant disease by answering the questions,” he added.
Sharifi Sadeqi explained that the second application designed by his team is about drug interactions as patients’ lives are endangered by drug interactions and the resulting effects.
“This system checks the drugs used by the patient and finds the interactions; in fact, the system acts as a physician’s assistant and helps the patient not to be harmed by drug interactions.”
He said that the third system designed in the company diagnoses diseases such as MS, Alzheimer and Parkinson’s by using clinical symptoms.
In a relevant development in May, Iranian scientists at Amir Kabir University of Technology working for a knowledge-based company had developed a new system to improve contacts between physicians and patients, specially those infected with coronavirus, to follow up the treatment and support process.
“The system runs on two platforms to provide service; an application and a website, through which the patients receive recommendations proper to their disease and can send their questions to the physicians and receive responses,” Bahar Mazandarani, the CEO of the knowledge-based company, said.
She added that doctors can also access the latest information about the situation of their patients via the application and website and give better services.