Two engineering students of Jadavpur University have developed a highly innovative device which can find out if a person who is coughing is a COVID-19 carrier or not.
As per reports, the device was developed by Annesya Banerjee and AchalNilhani , both third year undergraduate students of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering in the university.
The students were guided by a professor of the university P Venkateswaran.
The device comprises of embedded image and sound sensors which can track and identify multiple coughing persons at the same time.
According to a teacher of Innovation Council of Jadavpur University, the highly technological device, which can work even when a person is not near it , can be used in quarantine centres, office-spaces, classrooms or built-up areas with gatherings for monitoring the people there.
The teacher claimed that the device was highly appreciated by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Kolkata and would also be used for real-time clinical testing with COVID-19 patients.
Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus cases in India surged to 29435 on Tuesday.
The death toll due to coronavirus in the country is 934 so far and the number of active cases is 21632.
A total of 6868 people suffering from coronavirus have either been cured or discharged in the country so far.