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How Technology merges with Medical to Stand against COVID-19

Let’s Know about How Technology merges with Medical to Stand against COVID-19 and overcome the pandemic situation

From the start of 2020, We heard more or less about new corona virus COVID-19. And from that situation, this virus took attention of people all around the world. After that WHO also declared this virus as pandemic. Things getting worse every day as we saw the deadly face of this virus. Although there is no absolute cure till now, we are trying to prevent this virus from spreading as much as possible. Now let’s talk about how technology may come and take over the pandemic situation.

               Now we know the symptoms of the virus like having fever. So in this reference we may develop a wrist band which will check the body temperature and current location regularly after some interval and if the body temperature is more than normal then the wrist band should send data about the location immediately to local police station so that they can come and make the person go for the plasma test. Here some additional features may be added such as each person has to provide his name and identity while installing the wrist band and this will be one time installation so that the person cannot take his device off and if a person does, then an immediate information should be sent to local police.

               Again if we talk about the Lockdown then it is very hard to monitor situation and condition in every place effectively. So in this case we may use drone for monitoring purpose. Again drone may be used to broadcast a emergency message immediately. By using drone, it will be very easy and effective to monitor crowded place and police can take action accordingly.

How Technology merges with Medical to Stand against COVID-19
We Shall Over Come Against COVID-19

               Preventing and monitoring crowds will be easy if it is possible to attach digital cameras with thermal sensors in street light posts. This may help to test the body temperature of individual people by using the thermal sensor like IR sensor and if someone to be found exceeding that temperature or not using mask, then a photograph of the person’s face is to be taken and send to police. It is heard that some Tech Industries of China is already implementing this method such that it can identify a person’s face if that is covered with mask also.

               Now if we focus on the medical research, Artificial Intelligence plays a vital role here. With the help of Big Data Analysis and simulations now Medical Professionals can understand more about the virus with ease. It will also help them to find out proper medicines using simulations.

               Now there is some risks for those medical workers who has to work and help the active COVID-19 patient. To mitigate this problem we may think about some bots (Robots) which may be helpful for the Medical Workers to send medicines, foods and monitor the active COVID-19 patients in Hospitals. This will surely decrease the risk of getting effected with COVID-19 to Medical Workers.

               In the pandemic situation we may also think about automated or remote control cars for delivery of essential Commodities between inter cities.

               Again people are very cautious now a days. Everybody is trying to have a test for covid 19 and this increases load on the hospitals. So to mitigate this issue, we may think about making a Virtual Risk Analyzer through which people have to answer some basic questions and gets the chances or risk of getting effected by COVID-19. And if he gets a higher risk value, then he may go for the actual test in Hospital. This will be surely helpful to decrease the load in hospitals.

The COVID-19 has been a threatening global health emergency relative to the previous big outbreak of SARS epidemics. Researchers, scientists and medical specialists concentrate on using emergent digital technology to break the virus. With the migration of technologies into medical services we may fight and win the battle against COVID-19.

We Shall Over Come Against COVID-19

At last We Shall Over Come Against COVID-19.

“We shall overcome, we shall overcome,

We shall overcome someday;

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

We shall overcome someday.”

It was last days of November, 2019 when China confirmed the existence of COVID 19 Officially.

Whereas the first case of COVID 19 in India was reported on 30th January 2020. On the 11th March, 2020 The World Health Organization (WHO) announced COVID 19 a Pandemic. And from then the active case for COVID 19 is growing exceptionally.

Though it seemed to be very pandemic and widely spreading but it can be clearly seen that the recovery rate is also high as well.

We Shall Over Come Against COVID-19
We Shall Over Come Against COVID-19

It is not the first time that human civilization is facing such disastrous disease. We already come up with solutions or conquered many different pandemics such as Zika virus, Ebola, H1N1 Swine Flu etc. And many more natural disasters.

It’s just a matter of time we humans come with solutions and for that time we are trying to prevent the disease from spreading as much as possible.

The best ways described by WHO to prevent the spreading is to stay home, isolated keeping social distance and locking down the states from public transports such as bus, trains, planes etc.

From one side of view we can keep the spreading very low by staying home and keeping social distance which is very easy but on the other side the daily labours are facing the affect of lockdown or social isolation.

We can mitigate the problem of needy people by providing them with food and necessary commodities. If all of us can come together and follow the rules properly, We can assure that one day we will either come up with medicine or get victory against COVID 19 and We shall overcome someday.

What do you think about how much time we need more to overcome this situation?Let us know in comments.

Technology against COVID19

Technology against COVID19

Technology can be used in against of COVID19. There are a lot of ways where technology can be helpful to prevent or stop spreading coronavirus. More than 200 countries and 27 lakhs of confirmed cases have been reported for the coronavirus disease from 2019 (COVID19), still now. WHO recognizes this situation as a pandemic on 11th March of 2020, as the virus from Wuhan of China has caused the death of more or less 2 lakhs people, by a severe acute respiratory syndrome of Coronavirus 2, all over the world. Getting affected by coronavirus has become a nightmare for every human.

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This is a zoonotic type of virus that means animals are the career of coronavirus from there it travels to the human body. This virus spreads through the discharge from the nose while an infected person cups or sneezes, so it is very much important that we should not inhale those things, and cover over mouth and nose tightly. In this current situation, there are no vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. so at the current time, the best way to prevent this virus is to stop spreading it. We can take the proper protection of ourselves and others from any infections and by rapidly washing your hands and face.

To fight against this dangerous situation, the government of several countries has declared lockdown for a few months. I personally think that lockdown or home quarantine is a good solution to stop spreading this virus if the people don’t die of hunger. Discovery of the vaccine for COVID-19 is the responsibility of medical science, but I think in this case engineering knowledge can also be helpful to support our doctors.

It is the responsibility of every citizen to obey the government orders, as many people are disobeying the lockdown and roaming outside without any cause. Every citizen should keep in mind that he may not be affected by coronavirus for his immunity but he may be the medium for spreading the virus to others.

In this type of situation modern technology comes in handy. Being a student of BPPIMT, and spending my 3 years in the field of engineering, I have four solutions by which the government can take action against the people who are violating the lockdown.

1) Implementation of patrolling bots :

It is not possible for police to check whether the people are obeying the lockdown or self Quarantine. The bots will travel through the city and will find the mass gathering of people. After that, the boat will inform the nearest police officer or police van. The bot will also have the ability to remind the citizen to return to their home and to follow the lockdown otherwise police have to take action against them.

The bot may be controlled remotely or may be autonomous. It must have a camera and to process the visualization from it for detecting the gathering of people. The bot also has the ability to understand the maps and his path, as well as it must have the specialty to avoid obstacles. So an implementation of image or video processing and machine learning will be necessary to build this type of bots.

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2) Implementation of thermal sensors:

It is possible to determine the body temperature of a human by a thermal sensor. Most of the time people affected by coronavirus get a fever, for this reason, body temperature rises. Using this type of thermal sensor we can easily detect if any person has a fever or not. It will be decided later that the person is having only a fever or is affected by coronavirus. We can implement this type of sensor in two ways.

·        Stand-alone thermal sensor:

We can implement one stand-alone thermal sensor in the front of every building, shops, or any one-way pedestrian footpath. The sensor will detect the body temperature of every passing person.

Technology against COVID19

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·        Smart Police Cap:

We can also implement this type of thermal sensor in the police cap so that it will be easier to suspect any person having a fever or not. While patrolling they can easily detect people’s body temperature within a range of approximately 5 to 10 meters.

Technology against COVID19

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3) Implementation of drones :

In some cases, if the patrolling bots fail to reach in some areas, the flying drones can handle after that. For a drone, it is faster to travel to check people’s awareness in some critical areas. The drone will also have the same ability as the patrolling boats.

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4) Implementation of tracker or wristbands :

It will be a wristband type product having a GPS module in it, which will be definitely waterproof, have a good battery backup, and must be one time lockable. The government can track the people wearing this type of wristband by analyzing big data and can monitor if any people are roaming around any hotspot caused by coronavirus, or any place from where confirmed cases have been found. It will be very easy for the government to track the spread of novel coronavirus. After being affected by which people the confirmed person was in close contact can also be detected by monitoring the previous records of the person’s GPS location, after implementation of this type of band.

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Last but not least, in this current situation, it is also very dangerous to have a test for COVID-19, as the hospitals are also infected. People may be infected from the hospital, though he was not previously infected by coronavirus. So we should not visit the hospital if it is not an emergency or very necessary. Still, it’s a doubt should we have a test for coronavirus or not.

For a solution of this doubt, I and my friend have created one virtual risk analyzer for COVID-19, which can predict the chances of being affected by the coronavirus. It will ask you some questions, after that the software will analyze your answers, then it will show you the percentage of being affected by coronavirus depending upon your answers.

If you honestly answer all the questions correctly and the software shows high chances of getting affected by the coronavirus, then if possible you should definitely medically test yourself.

Try the virtual risks analyzer from the link below.

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Our health care soldiers & security department are trying to save us from COVID19 for 24×7, support, and encourage them just by staying at home & obeying lockdown.