COVID-19: IIT Roorkee Develops Mobile App to Locate Coronavirus Suspects

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  • IIT Roorkee has come up with the invention of a brilliant mobile application. The specialty of the mobile application is that it can mark coronavirus suspected peoples from a determined distance
  • State-of-the-alert and advance monitoring can be done through this mobile application. It will really helpful tool for quarantine management to do their works a little bit easier
  • The quarantined person does any molestation with a geofence, then the system is able to give an alert
  • If the mobile network isn’t working, then the administrate also can get the location of the individual through SMS

IIT Roorkee Develops Mobile App to Locate Coronavirus Suspects ...
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The number of peoples getting infected with coronavirus is continuously growing. And the death number is not stopping. Although, the government has taken many serious actions to prevent the spread out of the COVID-19 virus. Despite this, the cases are not stoping that’s why it has created a lot of tension among the citizens.

Meanwhile, IIT Roorkee has come up with the invention of a brilliant mobile application. The specialty of the mobile application is that it can mark coronavirus suspected peoples from a determined distance. Prof. Kamal Jain of the department of civil engineering has invented this mobile application after a successfully tasting.

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Actually, in the last few cases, it has been observed that some people who are infected with the coronavirus keep their disease hidden and do not go to the hospital for treatment. Apart from this, many people do not even know that they are infected with the coronavirus. Because it takes 12 to 14 days to develop the symptoms of coronavirus in any person. So after seeing this, The invention of IIT Roorkee can prove to be very effective to track the suspected of COVID-19.

According to the prof. Jain- State-of-the-alert and advance monitoring can be done through this mobile application. It will really helpful tool for quarantine management to do their works a little bit easier and Apart from this, it will also help to keep the crowd away from the markets and public places.

He said “this application is able to track any individual according to drawing geofence around that individual person. And if the quarantined person does any molestation with a geofence, then the system is able to give an alert. Despite this, there is also an option to see the past movement history and contact- history of the individuals. And if the mobile network isn’t working, then the administrate also can get the location of the individual through SMS.”

So there is no necessity to use the GPS data for tracking any suspected because it can be done through your mobile massages. Apart from this, the mobile application has many tools like multi-camera support, surveillance magnetic device, halt time and auto camera click which will be supportive and helpful to get more information about the suspected.

“In this difficult time the government is doing an adorable job and we want to help the government as much as possible This system will greatly help in tracking and surveillance of COVID-19 suspects,” said Prof Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT-Roorkee.


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