Are you finding it difficult to maintain the mandatory one meter distance from other people to avoid coronavirus infection? Do you forget to wash your hands regularly? Don’t fret as an engineering student in Punjab has found a solution for all such problems.
It also has a temperature sensor that sends an alert to the user through SMS in case his/her body temperature crosses the prescribed limit.
“Kawach is a low cost and easy to carry device that comprises of an LED, vibrator, controller, battery, human body temperature sensor, ultrasonic sensor, switch and a storage card,” Das told PTI.
“I noticed that people were finding it so difficult to maintain safe distance despite knowing how important it is. I thought the reminders we are giving each other are not enough and we need a constant reminder, hence I worked on the pendant,” he added.
The device once commercialised will be available at a price of around Rs 500 and if produced in bulk can be a made available at Rs 400.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, social distancing is a non-pharmaceutical infection prevention and control intervention implemented to avoid or decrease contact between those who are infected with a disease-causing pathogen and those who are not, so as to stop or slow down the rate and extent of disease transmission in a community.