Vineet Kumar

A student of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Odisha’s Rourkela has developed a mobile app for the diagnosis of Coronavirus.

Vineet Kumar, a PhD scholar of the institute has developed this mobile application for the diagnosis of the deadly disease, Odisha Bytes reported.

Vineet said in 85 per cent cases, during the early stage of the infection, the patient suffers from high temperature, while in 15 per cent cases, no such symptoms are found.

As it takes time for confirmation of the virus, the patients having early symptoms can be diagnosed through thermal detection with this app, he said.

Vineet said the app has been developed by a thermal camera through an infrared (IR) sensor, which does a profile of the body temperature and scans different points.

On the basis of the scanning, the app matches the profile pattern to determine whether a person has the virus.

If the app detects a person afflicted with the virus, he/she can be referred for further screening.

“You can say that this is a primary test, not a final test,” he said.

Vineet said one can see the temperature profiling for coronavirus from the internet.

On the basis of the temperature profile, we have used a thermal camera, which is available on the internet, he added.

Vineet further said that if the app receives a positive response from the government or the NIT, he can go for the basic installation of this app in all public places and screen as many people without interfering with their daily activity.

“After all, if we undergo proper screening and take all precautions, we can certainly stop further spread of the virus. To carry forward our mission, we will try to contact the Government of India on the use of this app. At least we will try for the proper use of this app in Odisha,” Vineet added.

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