• Project Title: Using Augmented Reality and Machine Learning to Find an Easier Diagnosis for Hypothyroidism

  • BASIS Advisor: Mr. Thomas

  • Internship Location: Viome Inc.

  • Onsite Mentor: Mr. Duron Cox

Hypothyroidism is an underlying issue where the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormone for the body and, if untreated, can lead to a life threatening coma. It is a common condition with one problem: sixty percent of people are unaware that they have it. By interning at Viome and working on my project, I hope to move closer to solving the lack of awareness. My final product is an Augmented Reality app that implements Core Machine Learning. Apple’s CML allows the implementation of a machine learning model with training data to make predictions or decisions without being explicitly programmed to perform the task. I will create the model using IBM Watson that will analyze pictures to determine the likelihood of having the condition. Since all the current apps only pertain to people who are already aware of having the condition, I believe that by making this app accessible to people around the world, more individuals will become aware of the condition.