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    Covid-19: IIT Guwahati develops first-of-its-kind Self-Check Kiosk

    GUWAHATI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati in collaboration with Workspace Metal Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Udaipur, has developed a first-of-its-kind self-check kiosk to check whether one is running a fever, low blood oxygen levels and, therefore, potentially has COVID-19 or any another viral or bacterial infection.

    The Kiosk only takes about 30 seconds to check whether one is safe to enter a particular premise or not.

    “It is quick but very accurate contactless check which can determine if an individual is running a fever, low blood oxygen levels and, therefore, potentially has COVID-19 or any another viral or bacterial infection,” an official statement of the IIT, Guwahati said.

    According to the statement, the self-check kiosk has been developed by Dr Senthilmurugan Subbiah, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, and Puneet Talesara, Founder, Workspace Group, and alumnus of IIT Guwahati.

    The cost of a self-check kiosk varies from 3.5 lakh to 7.5 lakh depending on the specification and features. The product has already been commercialised. The Institute has also installed self-check kiosk at its campus as well. The team has also filed for a patent.

    With the gradual easing of public lockdown measures and return to normal life, it is the need of the hour to ensure safe entry to any premises. The fully automated touch less self-check kiosk has been designed as per the WHO guidelines.

    It instantly detects and records the syndromes associated with COVID-19 like body temperature and blood oxygen content and raises alarm in case it is beyond the limits. The Kiosk features first of its kind UV-C disinfectant box capable of killing viruses/bacteria present on the surfaces of luggage, bags, keys, mobiles, wallet etc. thereby reducing the risk of spreading.

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