Neural network models selection scheme for health mobile app development

Yaya Sudarya Triana, Mohd Azam Osman, Adji Pratomo, Muhammad Fermi Pasha, Deris Stiawan, Rahmat Budiarto


Mobile healthcare application (mHealth app) assists the frontline health worker in providing necessary health services to the patient. Unfortunately, existing mHealth apps continue to have accuracy issues and limited number of disease detection systems. Thus, an intelligent disease diagnostics system may help medical staff as well as people in poor communities in rural areas. This study proposes a scheme for simultaneously selecting the best neural network models for intelligent disease detection systems on mobile devices. To find the best models for a given dataset, the proposed scheme employs neural network models capable of evolving altered neural network architectures. Eight neural network models are developed simultaneously and then implemented on the Android Studio platform. Mobile health applications use pre-trained neural network models to provide users with disease prediction results. The performance of the mobile application is measured against the existing available datasets. The trained neural network engines perform admirably, detecting 7 out of 8 diseases with high accuracy ranging from 86% to 100% and a low detection accuracy of 63%. The detection times vary from 0.01 to 0.057 seconds. The developed mHealth app may be used by health workers and patients to improve resource-poor community health services and patients' healthcare quality.


Graphical user interface design; Healthcare mobile app; Machine learning; Neural network

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IAES International Journal of Artificial Intelligence (IJ-AI)
ISSN/e-ISSN 2089-4872/2252-8938 
This journal is published by the Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES) in collaboration with Intelektual Pustaka Media Utama (IPMU).

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