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IIT Madras startup to launch wrist band for detecting Covid-19 symptoms, will be available in market next month

Vishnu Vasisht

IIT Madras has formed a handheld band to detect coronavirus infection, which can tell the infection in a human being at a very early stage. This band may come on the market by next month.

The start-up 'Muse wearables' at IIT Madras has been started by a group of alumni in association with alumni of NIT Warangal. There are plans to launch these trackers in 70 countries.

The hand tracker has sensors to measure body temperature, heart rate and SPO2 (blood oxygen density), which can help detect early infection levels by constantly monitoring them. This tracker will run through Bluetooth and it can be connected to a mobile phone through the Muse Health app. Information related to the user's body and other activities will be gathered in the phone and remote server. If the user goes to any lockdown area then he will get the message through the Arogya Setu app.

IIT Madras alumni KLN Sai Prashant said, “We have a target of selling two lakh products this year and plan to sell 1 million trackers by 2022. Investors have faith in our innovation and they feel that we can bring huge changes in the consumer technology industry. We have succeeded in raising 22 crore rupees".

The price of this tracker is 3,500 rupees and it will come in 70 countries by August. A graduate from NIT Warangal, K.K. Pratyusha said, "Our main objective is to help in the identification of patients who may have Covid pneumonia first so that they can be treated more effectively".

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