Jadavpur University students develop device to detect COVID-19 carriers

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By: PTI | Kolkata |

Published: April 28, 2020 12:08:34 pm


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Two students of the Jadavpur University have developed an clever device which can analyse if a coughing individual is a COVID-19 provider.

A instructor of Innovation Council of Jadavpur University stated on Tuesday that two undergraduate students of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering have developed the device which can observe a coughing individual and analyse if the identical individual is a doable suspect of the novel coronavirus.

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The device can be utilized as a first-level screening system to determine the COVID-19 provider with obtainable information and thus assist in containing the unfold of the illness. The non-contact device, which has embedded picture and sound sensors, will work even when the individual is away from the device and might even determine a number of coughing individuals on the identical time.

The device can be utilized in quarantine centres, office-spaces, lecture rooms or built-up areas with gatherings for monitoring the individuals current there. The instructor stated this device will also be utilized in drones for figuring out COVID-19 suspects in public locations within the open.

Two students – Annesya Banerjee and Achal Nilhani – each third-year undergraduate students within the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering developed the device. They have been guided by their Prof P Venkateswaran.

The device has received a really constructive response from ICMR Kolkata and a number of other medical doctors treating COVID-19 sufferers and can quickly go for real-time medical testing with COVID-19 sufferers, the instructor added.

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