Lalitha Pingali

Personal Oral Health Advisor (POHA) with a multimodal sensor, mobile cloud application, and machine learning

Lalitha Pingali, India 13-15

POHA is a first-of-its-kind personal and portable home device that allows a user to scan the condition of the mouth to identify potential oral problems such as cavities, halitosis, and gingivitis using a smartphone app and cloud platform to classify images and smell-sensor data through machine learning algorithms. POHA gives the user advice on how to prevent common oral problems and alerts the user when they need to see a dentist. The POHA cloud database scales to millions of people and gives doctors and researchers access to data they never had before on patients’ oral health monitored at home.

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