At a time when Coronavirus has unleashed mayhem across the world including India, some students of Mahindra Ecole Centrale, an engineering college in Hyderabad has come up with innovative way to contain the pandemic.
Reportedly, they have created India’s first live, district-wise COVID-19 tracker which will help people to avoid virus prone zones by providing them precise information about the spread. The tracker which can be installed on mobile app would also prove to be useful in mobilizing resources more efficiently.
As per a India Today report, the website developed by Raghav NS (3rd year), Ananta Srikar (1st year) and Rishab Ramanathan (1st year) under the guidance of the faculty, uses data from credible sources like official health websites and news outlets which is then thoroughly crosschecked by a group of students and marked on the website map.
“The government also stands to benefit greatly from this data as it can decide on the relief measures to be taken in a more precise fashion,” Raghav was quoted saying by the report.
“We use Artificial intelligence to retrieve the relevant information as quickly as possible and use Human Intelligence (student volunteers) to ensure that all data is verified before we claim a new case has been reported,” he says.
The novel virus has claimed more than 15 lives with Kerala and Maharashtra are most affected states. The total infection figure has mounted to around 690.