Coronavirus: Engineering scholar develops pendant to make sure social distancing

Coronavirus: Engineering scholar develops pendant to make sure social distancing

Are you discovering it hard to hold the obligatory one meter distance from different humans to keep away from coronavirus infection? Do you overlook to wash your palms regularly? An engineering scholar in Punjab claims to have determined a answer for all such problems.

Prabin Kumar Das of Lovely Professional University (LPU) has developed a system named 'kawach' (shield) which vibrates and glows in case any one breaches the user's protected house of one metre.

The system which can be worn as a pendant comes outfitted with a 'hand wash reminder' function that beeps each 30 minutes to remind the consumer to wash his/her hands.

It additionally has a temperature sensor that sends an alert to the consumer thru SMS in case his/her physique temperature crosses the prescribed limit.

"Kawach is a low price and effortless to raise system that includes of an LED, vibrator, controller, battery, human physique temperature sensor, ultrasonic sensor, change and a storage card," Das advised PTI.

"I observed that humans had been discovering it so challenging to keep protected distance regardless of understanding how necessary it is. I notion the reminders we are giving every different are now not sufficient and we want a steady reminder, subsequently I labored on the pendant," he added.

The machine as soon as commercialised will be on hand at a fee of round Rs 500 and if produced in bulk can be a made handy at Rs 400.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, social distancing is a non-pharmaceutical contamination prevention and manage intervention applied to keep away from or reduce contact between these who are contaminated with a disease-causing pathogen and those who are not, so as to cease or sluggish down the fee and extent of disorder transmission in a community.

"While the entire world is grappling to locate a vaccine for Covid-19, 'kawach' is our effort to include the unfold of this lethal virus," stated Lovi Raj Gupta, Executive Dean of Science and Technology at LPU.

"We have already examined it internally and are now searching for the proper companions to commercialise it," he added.

Das was once supervised by means of college individuals at the university, inclusive of Rajesh Singh, Anita Gehlot and Varun Panwar.

According to Ritesh Behel, who runs a pharmacy keep in Janakpuri, "The machine can be of accurate assist to these who are concerned in critical offerings as they additionally want to preserve ample distance which is usually now not occurring due to the fact there are too many clients and we frequently forget."

However, human beings worried in integral offerings consider that the system will solely be of assist if it is reachable quickly in market.

"If we want any resource to increase habits which will assist in dealing with coronavirus, the time is now. If they take months to commercialise the product and roll out in market, it will now not be of any help," stated RK Arora, who runs a meals shipping provider in Gurgaon.

The quantity of coronavirus instances in India rose to 562 on Wednesday whilst the dying toll due to Covid-19 in the united states was once revised down to nine, in accordance to Health Ministry data.

The ministry in its up to date figures on Wednesday morning, cited the 2nd loss of life stated in Delhi used to be Covid-19 negative, for this reason bringing down the dying toll to 9 in India. two