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‘AIIMS Nagpur develops smart wristband’ to track COVID-19 positive patients, suspects

Smart Wristband

Smart Wristband

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Nagpur in collaboration with Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Nagpur and (Indian Institute of Technology) IIT Jodhpur designed and developed a smart wristband for the tracking and monitoring of COVID-19 positive patients and suspects. While city-based professionals from IIIT Nagpur Dr Mayur Parate and Dr Ankit Bhurane have developed the technology, Dr Kaushal Desai from IIT Jodhpur has made the design and the ‘tamper-proof’ packaging.

The existing apps depend on the continuous use of mobile phones by the quarantined person and the availability of stable Internet connections. The existing mobile apps use GPS or cell tower triangulation methods for tracking location with an accuracy that may vary sometimes up to a radius of 1.5 to 2 kilometers. This device will operate on a technology, which is more effective than the GPS system.


When Nation Next spoke to Major General Dr Vibha Dutta, Director at AIIMS Nagpur, she said the product currently is for Rs 1500 but we’re yet to decide on the final pricing. Speaking about the availability of the same, Dr Dutta said that the wristband would soon be made available on various online platforms. 

The government had earlier launched Aarogya Setu app for identifying COVID-19 suspects but even that had several limitations.

L to R: Dr Prathamesh Kamble and Dr Vibha Dutta

L to R: Dr Prathamesh Kamble and Dr Vibha Dutta

Dr Prathamesh Kamble, Assistant Professor, Physiology at AIIMS Nagpur, said, The novel device can provide mobile-free operation, using a Geo-fencing technology, which will provide a real-time alert on any breach in the quarantine zone.

The wristband would also provide real-time, objective and reliable data of important aspects including temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate and the oxygen saturation of an individual. All the data, which is collected from the wristband would be archived on a ?cloud that would help health workers monitor patients from a distance without the risk of transmission.

All these information would help a quarantined person to avail medical help.

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Active COVID cases near 30,000 mark in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally, on Tuesday, January 25, reached 5,43,064 (till 5 pm) as 4028 (972 from rural and 2956 from city) new cases were recorded in a single day. 

Also, active COVID cases, as on Tuesday, could be seen inching closer to 30,000 mark in the district.

Six people lost their lives (one from rural and five from city) on Tuesday. Till now, 10,183 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the district. Total tests taken were 11,377.
While patients who recovered on Tuesday were 2519, the total number of recovered patients stood at 503729.

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Nagpur reports 90 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally on Sunday, January 2 reached 4,94,193 (till 5 pm) as 90 (73 city, nine rural) more people tested positive for the virus. 

Also, five patients recovered on Sunday taking the number of recoveries to 4,83,664. 

Till now, 10123 people have lost their lives due to COVID in the district. As of now, there are 406 active COVID patients in the district. 

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ALARMING! Nagpur reports 88 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur registered 88 (81 from city) new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, December 31. Nagpur previously had recorded as minimum as six cases on December 24. 

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