VIDA (Virtual Infertility Decision Assistant) 

In the study of male fertility, we approach the problem from the perspective of a possible influence of environmental factors and life habits in semen quality. To do that we use artificial intelligence techniques to produce a Decision Support Systems (DSS) that can help in the prediction of semen parameters. This Virtual Assistant, based on Artificial Intelligence methods, can predict the results of the sperm concentration from the answers of a questionnaire. It is a useful tool in order to early diagnosis and cribbage of patients with seminal disorders or in the selection of candidates to become semen donors. 

It has been developed studying a population of healthy young volunteers. With the answers to a validated questionnaire and the results of a semen analysis we have developed an algorithm that can predict, with more than a 90% of accuracy (based on experimental data), the results of a semen analysis showing the impact of environmental factors and lifestyle on sperm production. 


  • David Gil, Jose Luis Girela, Joaquin De Juan, M. Jose Gomez-Torres, Magnus Johnsson. 2012. Predicting seminal quality with artificial intelligence methods. Expert Systems with Applications, Volume 39, Issue 16, Pages 12564-12573, ISSN 0957-4174, 10.1016/j.eswa.2012.05.028. Full text.
  • Jose Luis Girela, David Gil, Magnus Johnsson, M. Jose Gomez-Torres, Joaquin De Juan. 2013.Semen Parameters Can Be Predicted from Environmental Factors and Lifestyle Using Artificial Intelligence Methods. Biology of Reproduction. Volume 88, Issue 4, 99, Pages 1-8. ISSN 0006-3363, 10.1095/biolreprod.112.104653. Full text.

If you wish to evaluate the accuracy of the present DSS you can access to the test by the following link. You will be asked to fill a 9 questions form in order to give the system the information necessary for the prediction. Please give us feedback about the results of the test by sending an e-mail to the provided address (

Disclaimer: The present software is based on experiental data and is developed for research purposes only. It is not a diagnosis tool, and the only way to evaluate the seminal status on any individual is using the correct laboratory test.