NITC to develop algorithm for anticoagulant drug users
The Computer Science and Engineering Department of National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NIT-C) is developing a unique algorithm that can help heart patients to know the amount of anticoagulant drugs they should consume. NIT-C has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) to undertake the project and collaborate on healthcare related technologies. SCTIMST will provide the deidentified patient data, (INR- International Normalized Ratio) values, diagnosis and range of INR required for each patient to NIT-C for developing the algorithm using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The given data set will be divided into a randomly chosen 70 per cent for training the system and the rest 30 per cent for fine tuning the parameters. Once the algorithm is developed, modified and tested, SCTIMST will release it for public use.