A hospital located in the Benelux region that houses almost 2000 beds and over 9000 employees.
The goal of this project was to predict if a patient needed a pacemaker, based on an echocardiogram of the heart. An echocardiogram (or ‘echo’) transmits high-frequency sound waves that create echoes when they bounce off certain parts of the body, generating a video of the area. An experienced Doctor will look for two visual cues from a heart echo in order to make a diagnosis: apical rocking and septal flash. Unfortunately, misdiagnosis is common so the challenge was whether computer vision could help detect these visual cues.
Using the latest computer vision technology, ML6 built a video classifier to recognise the presence of septal flash and apical rocking to assist the Doctor in making a diagnosis.
Initial results demonstrated an accuracy of 74% which is a very promising start. Given more time and a larger data set, more feature engineering could be integrated to further improve the results.