Pratik Mohapatra finds a solution for the Organ transplantation mismanagement through Artificial Intelligence. The 21-year-old engineering student from Bengaluru won the third position at Microsoft 2019 AI for Good Idea Challenge for his novel concept, OrganSecure.
“I got the idea from a web series, where the main character dies due to not receiving the organ on time. Here, more than the need of a patient, the time of registration for an organ is considered important,” sais Mohapatra, a final year computer science engineering student at RV College of Engineering.
“OrganSecure uses advanced artificial intelligence (AI) tools to record the donor’s and patient’s details, such as blood group and platelet count. It analyses whether the person is a smoker, an alcoholic or whether they have taken any steroid or medications,” he explained. If a patient needs an organ, his information is matched against the donor list to find a right fit,” He said.
Mohapatra, who has experience in the field, developed OrganSecure by himself. His first attempt at application development was at the age of 14, when he created a calculator that was rolled out on Windows Phone Store, reported The New Indian Express.
“I have interned at Zomato, Lloyd and Microsoft. So the product development part was easier. I hope to start my own venture in the future. OrganSecure is currently in Alpha mode but Mohapatra wants to make it available for the public in Karnataka within seven months,” he added.