Elevating South Australia's Innovative Women
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2017 Emerging Innovator

Michelle Perugini

Life Whisperer, launched in February 2017, provides decision support software to the
fertility sector to solve the problem of effectively selecting healthy embryos that will
maximise the chances of a successful pregnancy through in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Fertility
globally is declining, and success rates for IVF are very low (~20%), placing significant
emotional and financial strain on couples - that can last a lifetime. Life Whisperer uses
Artificial Intelligence (AI, deep learning) to better select embryos in IVF, and to ultimately
improve outcomes for couples wanting to have children.