JACIII Vol.20 No.1 pp. 124-131
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2016.p0124


Design and Development of an Artificial Intelligent System for Audio-Visual Cancer Breast Self-Examination

Robert Kerwin C. Billones, Elmer P. Dadios, and Edwin Sybingco

De La Salle University
2401 Taft Avenue, Manila 0922, Philippines

June 6, 2015
September 29, 2015
Online released:
January 19, 2016
January 20, 2016
artificial intelligent system, intelligent operating architecture, computer vision, speech processing, breast self-examination

This paper presents the development of a computer system for breast cancer awareness and education, particularly, in proper breast self-examination (BSE) performance. It includes the design and development of an artificial intelligent system (AIS) for audio-visual BSE which is capable of computer vision (CV), speech recognition (SR), speech synthesis (SS), and audio-visual (AV) feedback response. The AIS is named BEA, an acronym for Breast Examination Assistant, which acts like a virtual health care assistant that can assist a female user in performing proper BSE. BEA is composed of four interdependent modules: perception, memory, intelligence, and execution. Collectively, these modules are part of an intelligent operating architecture (IOA) that runs the BEA system. The methods of development of the individual subsystems (CV, SR, SS, and AV feedback) together with the intelligent integration of these components are discussed in the methodology section. Finally, the authors presented the results of the tests performed in the system.

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