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Piercing the Darkness with Compassionate Technology

Depression
As Computer Science Students from Romania Andrei Isac and his partners recently competed in the 2017 finals of the
Imagine Cup, an innovation and technology competition hosted by Microsoft. His project, deTpression, is a tool that aids doctors in the diagnosis and treatment of depression by capturing remote observations at the patient's home.

Andrei believes that students in the field of technology have both an increased opportunity and a responsibility to do something to help others. According to Andrei, eighty percent of people that suffer from depression cannot afford treatment. DeTpression makes treatment more affordable by allowing doctors to observe and remotely recommend treatment. Listen below as we talk about his passion to help those who can't afford to help themselves.

Interview with Andrei Isac  

Further Reading:

Futurism - Scientists Don’t Understand the Connection Between Obesity and Depression

Science Daily - Will ketamine treat your depression? Check your activity monitor

ABC7 - Do smartphones lead to depression in kids?

 

About Andrei Isac:

Andrei IsacAndrei Isac is studying computer science at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is passionate about machine learning, cloud computing and web applications. He previously developed a distributed image aggregator like Pinterest hosted in the cloud, a GitHub project analysis platform for assisting professors in grading students’ homework and a smart robotic arm. All available at GitHub. Andrei’s future plans include continuing his education by obtaining a Master’s Degree in computer science at ETH Zurich.

About Dr. Rod Berger

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