All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Nagpur has designed and developed a ‘smart wristband’ for effective tracking and monitoring of Covid-19 positive and suspect patients.
The new device, a wristband is designed in collaboration with IIT Jodhpur and IIT Nagpur looks to overcome the limitations of existing online mobile apps used for tracking and monitoring coronavirus patients.
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About ‘smart wristband’:
- This device will operate on a technology that is more effective than the GPS system.
- The data collected through wristband will be collected and archived on cloud facilitating monitoring by health workers from a distance.
- Tracking through mobile apps is limited to the quarantined person’s movement.
- There is no mechanism at present to track symptoms which is the user’s subjective self-assessment.
- The existing mobile apps use GPS or cell tower triangulation methods for tracking location with an accuracy that may vary sometimes up to a radius of 1.5 to 2 kilometres.