Fighting the Darkness of Depression
deTpression offers diagnosis and treatment for those who couldn't afford it
by Dr. Rod Berger
Andrei Isac and his partners recently competed in the 2017 finals of the Imagine Cup, an innovation and technology competition hosted by Microsoft with their project called deTpression. It is a tool that aids doctors in the treatment of depression by capturing remote observations.
Andrei is a Computer Science Student from Romania and 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.
About Andrei Isac:
Andrei 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.
This article was originally published in the Huffington Post by Dr. Rod Berger