Mediport, a startup group of IIT-BHU, has developed a tool which can detect early symptoms of COVID-19 in a no contact, non-invasive way.
This pre-screening tool can be used by anyone while sitting at home.
“Users can procure data including body temperature, heart rate and blood oxygen using wearable devices such as a smart band/watch and any free to use mobile app,” said Shubham Jain on of the members of MediPort, adding, “This will help frontline health workers in remote testing and monitoring of patients.”
Developers of this pre screening tool claim that it is better than the standard thermal methods, being used currently.
According to the start-up, the tool can prove to be helpful for hospitals, airports, railway stations, malls and other public places, enabling efficient mass screening and minimizing the spread.
As per the MediPort team, the platform can be scaled to facilitate wellness-tracking solutions, and help individuals know their bodies better and lead a healthier life. Anyone with a smart watch/band can use this for home screening, the team added.
MediPort is working on a platform that transforms data relevant to a patient into simplified information. Doctors and labs can use the AI-based platform to push patient-specific medical ontologies.