Wrist Band to detect COVID 19 Symptoms to be launched by IIT Madras Startup
Muse Wearables, a startup incubated in IIT Madras, is on its way to launch a wearable wrist tracker to detect COVID 19 symptoms at an early stage. This is expected to be available in the market within the next month. The startup has raised a funding of Rs 22 crores for the purpose.
The company, formed by the IIT Madras alumni group and one alumnus from NIT Warangal, is planning to have a grand launch for this in 70 countries of the world.
The wrist-tracker developed by the company will have sensors for skin temperature, heart rate and Sp02 (blood oxygen saturation) which can continuously track these body vitals remotely to help in early diagnosis of the COVID 19 symptoms. The tracker will be Bluetooth-enabled and it can be connected to the mobile phone of an individual through an app named as the Muse Health App. The user vitals and activity data are stored in the phone as well as in a remote server.
Also in order to administer the cases in the containment zones, administrative access can be provided for centralized monitoring of people. The tracker can also get notification from the Arogya Setu app and alert the user if he enters a COVID containment zone.
The users can also raise an emergency alert in case of any problem and the alert is also raised when the body temperature is higher than the threshold. The app also alerts people when Sp02 levels are too low or when the user is entering into a COVID 19 containment area.
Priced at Rs 3500, this product will be available in around 70 countries and a total sales volume of 10 lakhs is expected by the year 2022.
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2020
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs