IIT Madras has created a hand-worn band to detect corona virus infection, which can tell a person about the infection at a very early stage. The band could hit the market by next month.
Start-up Muse Wearables at IIT Madras has been started by a group of alumni along with alumni of NIT Warangal. These trackers are planned to be launched in 70 countries. The hand tracker has sensors for measuring body temperature, heart rate and SPO-2 (blood oxygen concentration), which can help detect early stages of infection by constantly monitoring them.
This tracker will run via Bluetooth and can be connected to a mobile phone via the Muse Health app. Information related to the user’s body and other activities will be collected in the phone and remote server. If the user goes to a restricted area, he will get the message through Arogya Setu app. Graduated from NIT Warangal. “Our main objective is to help identify patients who may have covid-19 pneumonia first so that they can be treated more effectively,” Pratyusha said.
KLNSI Prashant, an alumnus of IIT Madras, said, “We have a target of selling two lakh products this year and plan to sell one million trackers worldwide by 2020. Investors believe in our innovation. They think we can make a huge difference in the consumer technology world. We have managed to collect Rs 22 crore. The tracker is priced at Rs 3,500 and will arrive in 70 countries by August.