In a presentation at an international conference on engineering in fourth industrial revolution, organised by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Hyderabad chapter, on Thursday, city students came out with solutions to overcome Covid-19, including a predictor that will help doctors to protect themselves from getting affected by the deadly virus and a medicine checker tool that will reduce queues at pharmacies.
Some have come up with an online appointment booking system with a predictor wherein the users can take up a preliminary covid-19 test before they visit a doctor. Another application tells users the availability of medicines that they require in the required quantity in the pharmacy near them.
“The medicine checker tool will reduce the long queues at the medical shops and will also reduce the effort that the customer needs to put in searching for different medical shops to get all the required medicines in the required quantity,” said Grandhi Srivalli Saranya and Harshita Boddu of G Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Sciences.
There was also a low-cost sanitiser made from isopropyl alcohol (70%) for anti-microbial properties, Aloe vera (25%) as a skin moisturiser, coconut oil (5%), eucalyptus flavour (if required), all at a cost of Rs 7 per 100 ml.
There were also automated sprinkler systems and automated sanitizer dispensers. There were also automated vehicles or robots that can deliver medicines and utilities to individual patients, and apps that are able to track road crashes in real time and trace the path of the vehicle.
Experts at the HydCon-2020 discussed and presented solutions for a new normal world in post-Covid-19 scenario.
Japanese roboticist professor Toshio Fukuda, president of IEEE, opened the three-day conference in which experts from India, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia exchanged ideas on technologies of the future. Deepak Mathur, director-elect of IEEE, Dr Amit Kumar, professor Atul Negi, professor Akinori Nissihara, professor Takako Hashimoto, professor SN Singh, Dr Chris Lee and Mousmi Ajay Chaurasia were present.