Young Indian Talents Design India-First District-Wise Pandemic Tracker

Aadhya Khatri - Mar 27, 2020


Young Indian Talents Design India-First District-Wise Pandemic Tracker

CovIndia is by far the first and only district-wide pandemic tracker. It can be of tremendous help for the authority to mobilize resources more effectively

The young talents at Mahindra Ecole Centrale, a Hyderabad-based engineering college, recently announced their CO.VID-19 tracker that can double as a mobile phone app.

The website pulls data from trustworthy sources like news outlets and official health websites. The information will then be crosschecked manually by a group of students. The last step is to mark on the website’s map.

CovIndia is by far the first and only district-wide pandemic tracker. It can be of tremendous help for the authority to mobilize resources more effectively.

India S First District Wise tracker
CovIndia is by far the first and only district-wide pandemic tracker

The project has attracted the interest of other students attending the same college. Some of them are Anchit Sharma, Rohith Gilla, and V Meghana Reddy. They are now researching under Dr. Bharghava Rajaram, Raj Narayanan, and Dr. Achal Agrawal, faculty members.

The team said that they got the idea of a district-wise tracker when they realize that information about the number of cases in each nation is abundant but there is none on the situation in each state in India.

The tracker is hoped to provide Indians with precise and credible information on the development of the pandemic where they live as well as neighboring states.

The students behind this invention said that the tracker could also benefit government agencies, helping them giving more informed decisions.

The dataset they accumulate when the students analyze information to feed the tracker can be valuable to researchers who want to study the spread of the disease.

The team shared that they used AI to retrieve information and volunteering students to fact-check the data before publishing them on the tracker’s map. To prevent accidental fake news sharing, the team sent the link to the sources to be verified and also encourages users to help to check.

What the team plans to do next is to try to predict the development of the pandemic.

>>> This Horrifying VR Video Shows How CO.VID-19 Damages Your Lungs, Enough Reasons To Stay Inside Now?

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