International students in Windsor are creating an app using AI to detect skin cancer – CBC

From India to Sudan, students at University of Windsor are shaping the city’s future

Mar 18, 2024

International students at the University of Windsor (UWindsor) are working on an app that could revolutionize skin cancer detection.

App users can upload images of areas on their skin they are worried about and AI technology can identify whether the problem area is melanoma.

In 2022, an estimated 9,000 Canadians were diagnosed with melanoma and 1,200 died from that form of cancer. If caught early, melanoma is considered treatable.

Ifran Andleeb came from India and has been in Canada for eight months as a master’s student in electrical and computer engineering.

“We are done with the theoretical researching part [and we] are trying to deploy our model in a web app so that everyone in the country can use the app — it will be on your fingertips,” Andleeb explained to CBC News. “Even though this research was medically based, we did not have any medical background, so we had to go through some resources so that we totally understand.”

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