Researchers from BIOSIM and AILS Laboratories of the ECE-NTUA win Second Prize at #HackCoronaGreece with SMARTY

SMARTY (Self-Assessment & Monitoring Tool for COVID-19 based on Audio Records and Artificial Intelligence) is an intelligent decision support tool, designed by researchers from BIOSIM lab (directed by Prof. Konstantina Nikita, MD, PhD) and AILS lab (Ass. Prof. Giorgos Stamou). It aims to (i) detect undiagnosed cases of COVID-19, (ii) enable the remote monitoring of patients with COVID-19, and (iii) provide alert signals in case of emergency.

SMARTY serves as a personal smart assistant tool for monitoring symptoms, while also supporting healthcare professionals and policy makers in decision-making through advanced data analytics based on Artificial Intelligence. By applying machine learning techniques on heterogeneous data gathered from questionnaires (symptoms, medical history, demographic data, vital signs) and audio recordings (cough, breathing, voice) the team aspires to produce personalized risk scores of the individual’s health status. SMARTY will be hosted on GRNET’s infrastructure.

The team participating in #HackCoronaGreece consisted of: Dr Konstantia Zarkogianni (permanent teaching laboratory staff at BIOSIM), Kostas Mitsis (PhD candidate at BIOSIM), Charalampos Papakonstantinou (PhD candidate at AILS) and Maria Athanasiou (PhD candidate at BIOSIM).

#HackCoronaGreece hackathon was a global marathon of technology, creativity and innovation aiming to find easy-scalable and marketable solutions to help end the crisis caused by COVID-19. From 7 to 13 April, 300 selected data scientists, developers, project managers, designers, healthcare experts and psychologists formed 55 teams to collaborate intensively throughout the weekend to come up with the working prototypes for selected challenges.

The #HackCoronaGreece hackathon was supported by the Ministry of Digital Government and by research / academic institutions and important bodies in the fields of public health and technology.