IIT Mandi develops artificial intelligence-based monitoring application for Covid-19 patients, Health News, ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have developed LakshmanRekha, an artificial intelligence – biometric driven home quarantine management application (HQMA) for Covid-19 patients. The application uses a combination of biometric verification, geofencing, and artificial intelligence (AI), to continuously monitor and accurately detect the identity of a home quarantined person, stated the release issued by the IIT.

In addition to the quarantine management, this application can also serve as an unbreachable mobile phone platform for normal (non-Covid) mobile users, situations like under curfew, or any national emergency, for identifying the violators or lawbreakers, stated the release.

The results of the research work are funded by the Department of Science and Technology. The paper has been authored by the lead scientist Aditya Nigam, assistant professor, School of Computing & Electrical Engineering, IIT Mandi, and co-investigators are professor Arnav Bhavsar along with research scholars, Daksh Thapar and Piyush Goyal of IIT Mandi, with Gaurav Jaiswal from IIT Delhi and Kamlesh Tiwari and Rohit Bhardwaj of BITS Pilani, Rajasthan, according to the release.

“We have developed a pilot version of LakshmanRekha mobile application and tested it over small datasets. The obtained results are very good and now we are working to add more functionality, scalability and usability to make it ready for deployment,” said Aditya Nigam, Associate Professor, School of Computing & Electrical Engineering, IIT Mandi.

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