Nigerian startup Aajoh beta testing AI e-health innovation
Friday, November 11, 2016
Nigerian startup Aajoh is beta testing an e-health tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to diagnose patients. Aajoh chief executive officer (CEO) Simi Adejumo was one of nine African entrepreneurs selected to attend the MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Cambridge, Massachusetts in August of last year. Since then Aajoh has been in development, but it is now in private beta testing in Lagos with plans to expand from there.The startup’s solution allows individuals to input health symptoms via text, audio and photographs to obtain a diagnosis instantly using AI.
“A way to think about this is we replicate and improve the physical interaction with a medical doctor and place it on a mobile phone which is accessible to individuals, thus placing healthcare in their palms,” Adejumo told Disrupt Africa.
“Users access this by inputting their health symptoms to get an accurate diagnosis instantly and then purchase prescribed medication. Other features of the platform include live consultation with a medical doctor and the ability to book appointments with hospitals.”