Agustina Fainguersch, a young IT Engineer from the ITBA, presented at Silicon Valley "Muzi", an innovative application that speeds up medical checks and allows users to make blood tests to third persons.
Under the motto "Tecnología colectiva para mejorar la vida" (Collective technology to improve life), the platform was shown in the World Fair of Singularity University –the most innovative university of the world. It leverages the advances of the digital revolution to democratize and decentralize medical checks.
How does it work? Muzi allows taking a medical examination at home through a smartphone. The service has a team of trained "testers" and a kit that allows them to detect –quickly and door-to-door– different diseases. It is like Uber but for blood medical diagnoses, explains Fainguersch.
"With Muzi we try to migrate to a digitalized medical system, generate valuable information for epidemiology, generate employment and help with socio-cultural predictions," tells the engineer to La Nación, and adds: "I don’t think there will be a strike of nurses because there is so much need of doing this outside the clinics, which are so collapsed, that I think this is good for everyone."
The project was created jointly with the South-African biologist Nicholas Walker at Sillicon Valley and will be tested in January in South Africa, where it expects to have 50,000 HIV early diagnosis. "People who live far away from the health centers, have no incentive to make a diagnosis and also bear a very heavy social stigma,” explains the engineer.
Aged 26, Agustina participated in the GSP Program of the Singularity University, at the campus of the NASA, where she worked in developing technologies that solve the big problems of humanity. She was selected from a group of 80 people from all over the world to build a project that improves the life of more than 1 billion people in 10 years.
Moreover, the IT Engineer is the founder of Wolox, a technological development company that was part of the founder generation of Buenos Aires Tech and Code for Buenos Aires.