Bablu Kumar is an RPA Enthusiast who enjoys building RPA solutions to help people be happier, more effective, and accomplish their goals faster. Recently, he posted about five innovative RPA Projects with the highest societal impact. His aim was to inspire us with some real-life innovative cognitive automation solutions/ideas built by thought leaders and RPA developers. And some of these projects have made a significant societal impact on human lives. Here are three of them.
HOPE – A Multi-Sensory Loss Supportive App for People with Disabilities
According to an analysis report by the National Health Portal of India, over 1 billion people, about 15% of the world’s population, have some form of disability. Given the magnitude of the problem, two young innovative developers, Ishmeet Bindra & Shrippad Mhaddalkar, as part of a UiPath hackathon HyperHack – Automation for Good, decided to tackle a social challenge to develop an app that could give people with disabilities some HOPE and hence the app name.
The application allows the users with multi-sensory impairment (such as vision and hearing loss) to do the following:
- Access to the Wikipedia search engine
- Access to read the news
- Learn from online content (such as BYJU’S)
- Convert Music XML to Braille Script for accessibility
Initial Disease Detection with AI
Given the COVID-19 situation we are/were in, healthcare facilities were/are under tremendous pressure. The number of doctors and nurses was insufficient for regular healthcare practices.
What if an AI-enabled RPA solution can offload the healthcare professionals involved in the process of initial disease diagnosis? Well, this is what the following use case performs: automatic detection of provisional disease based on the symptoms provided by patients.
“The symptoms will be collected through patients’ registration form (digital/handwritten) during the registration of a patient in a clinic. After receiving the registration forms, the symptoms are extracted with the help of a Document Understanding (DU) module. On receiving the symptoms, the AI application diagnoses a disease for those symptoms. The diagnosed disease is then stored in the output file as the provisional diagnosis for assisting the doctors in the treatment process”.
NHS Hospital Implemented a Bot for 24/7 Monitoring of Crucial Oxygen Supply
An automation solution requiring no human intervention assists in monitoring oxygen supply 24/7 at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust is one of the most inspiring RPA automation stories of all time, not just because patients’ lives depend on it but also because it mitigated the clinical risks for hospital staff.
It works like this: A bot built using the Automation Anywhere RPA platform in just 12 hours could now log into the oxygen supplier’s website where reading is sent from the tank. Data is automatically input into their system. The bot goes into the system, extracts the last reading, updates a spreadsheet, and then updates a dashboard that provides regular, instant updates to the incident room. The ‘always on’ capability of this automation and 100% accuracy freed up 1,500 hours for staff to focus on other important work.