Young professor combines aliyah, COVID-19 into AI breakthrough

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Jul 26, 2020 | News | Jerusalem & Area
Young professor combines aliyah, COVID-19 into AI breakthrough

Joachim Behar, 31, is one of the youngest scientists in the country to lead a lab. Working with Jeremy Levy, the two France-educated immigrants developed PhysioZoo, an algorithm that can look into data provided by a pulse oximeter and locate two sets of biomarkers to offer better care to COVID-19 patients.


Biomarkers show when and how a disease is operating in the body and are extremely useful in preventive medicine. A pulse oximeter is a small electronic device that estimates the saturation of oxygen in blood by shooting light at different wavelengths through capillaries.


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