Students of Lovely Professional University (LPU) have developed ‘KAWACH’, a low-cost device that assists with social distancing – a critical measure to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The university statement says that the device also has a hand wash reminder to remind people to wash hands every 30 minutes. The device, which can be worn as a pendant, vibrates and glows in case someone breaches the user’s safe space of one metre, it also has a temperature sensor to alert users if their body temperature crosses the prescribed limit.
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With the number of Covid-19 cases rising in the country, the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) is developing portable ventilators which will be significantly cheaper than the ones available in the market.
Chennai based SASTRA University has developed two-way and four-way ventilator splitters using 3D printing. This was developed at their Department of Science and Technology (DST) established Technology Business Incubator (TBI) facility. Union Human Resource Development Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank talking about the product wrote on twitter: “They (splitters) are ready to be tested and served (once approved) in hospitals to address the current ventilator shortage.”