IIT Hyderabad researcher develops AI-powered low-cost Covid-19 testing equipment

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A researcher on the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad has developed an Artificial Intelligence-powered COVID-19 take a look at, which will be carried out at an inexpensive price.

The take a look at equipment can produce ends in round 20 minutes for symptomatic and asymptomatic sufferers.

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The take a look at equipment has already been field-tested at ESIC Medical College and Hospital in Hyderabad to establish its effectivity. It will be transported shortly, enabling the take a look at to be carried out on the point-of-care. A serious good thing about this testing equipment is that it doesn’t require RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction).

Each take a look at prices round Rs. 600 gadget now. However, mass manufacturing of the testing equipment will assist scale back the fee to round Rs. 350 per take a look at.

The testing equipment was developed by a workforce led by Prof. Shiv Govind Singh, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad. Dr. Suryasnata Tripathy, a postdoctoral fellow, Patta Supraja, a fourth-year doctoral pupil and different college students from Prof. Shiv Govind Singh’s Research Team, institute school and funding companies supported this undertaking.

Singh mentioned, “The Research Team has the manpower and the aptitude required for mass manufacturing of this testing equipment. We at the moment are planning to lift funds from numerous Government and Private sources in direction of this finish. This gadget is IIT Hyderabad’s small contribution to the Nation on the time of this disaster.”

Singh and his workforce have additionally developed AI (Artificial Intelligence) instruments to seize in depth information factors to reduce the errors in choice making. He is now looking for the approval for mass manufacturing of the take a look at equipment from ICMR and mentioned he will even be submitting for a patent for the gadget.


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