Founded in 2015 by Jean Viry-Babel and Prof. David Mendels, xRapid Group was created with the hope of applying the evolving technologies of artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision to previously unexplored fields with the hopes of improving the lives of people the world over.
The first application of Prof. Mendels knowledge was to tackle the issue of diagnosing malaria in remote areas where the demand for skilled analysts exceeded the supply of resources, both human and monetary.
It was during the research and development of this application that Dr. Charlyn Belluzzo came on to supervise the medical aspects of the testing.
After acquiring approval through the World Health Organization we have been able to help citizens in Benin, Indonesia, Malawi, Papua, and Uganda by offering this testing at little to no cost through xRapid Foundation.
We are continuing to work with governments around the world to develop AI-driven medical tests that can help those that would otherwise be overlooked or forgotten.