Offers a solution for malaria parasite quantitation in digitized images of thick blood smears. MalariaSpot is a game platform that contains images of malaria-positive blood films. Users have to click on parasites in order to count them. The goal of the study was to show how individual nonexpert analysis can be combined to achieve higher accuracy rates. The tool is based on a quorum algorithm to combine the games of several players and produce a single “detection”.
Biomedical Image Technologies group, DIE, ETSI Telecomunicación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, CEI Moncloa UPM-UCM, Madrid, Spain; Biomedical Research Networking Center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine, CIBER-BBN, Madrid, Spain; Nebutek Soluciones SL, Vizcaya, Spain; National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa; School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
MalariaSpot funding source(s)
Supported by the Picata program from the Moncloa Campus of International Excellence, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; and the project TEC2010-21619-C04-03 from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.