Computer Sciences and Information Technology

Title :

CovidWATCH: Rapid monitoring tool for regions with low smartphone penetration

Area of research :

Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, COVID-19 Research

Focus area :

Covid-19 monitoring tool

Principal Investigator :

Prof Chiranjib Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru

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Executive Summary :

CovidWatch is a rapid monitoring tool developed for areas with low smartphone penetration. It offers a basic screening test based on ICMR strategy and a symptom tracker to record daily symptoms, via multi-language Whatsapp chatbot. Specifically built for people with little to no technological acumen, it also allows a single volunteer to take this test on behalf of multiple nearby people for convenience. The data is shared with the authorities in form of a dashboard, where they filter based on location, symptoms, age, etc. for subsequent follow-ups.

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