IIT Hyderabad Researchers Covid-19: Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad has developed an Artificial Intelligence-powered COVID-19 test which can be carried out at an affordable cost. The test kit can produce results for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients in only about 20 minutes.
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To determine its effectiveness, the test kit has already been field-teste at ESIC Medical College and Hospital in Hyderabad. It can be transport swiftly, allowing the test to be carry out at the point of care. One major benefit of this test kit is that it does not require RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Chain Reaction Polymerase).
Each test now costs roughly Rs. 600. However, Mass manufacturing of the test kit will help reduce the cost to around Rs. 350 per test.
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The test kit was develop by a team led by Professor Shiv Govind Singh, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Hyderabad. This project was support by Dr. Suryasnata Tripathy, a postdoctoral fellow, Patta Supraja, a four-year doctoral student, and other students from the research team of Prof. Shiv Govind Singh, faculty institutes and funding agencies.
Singh said, “The Research Team has the manpower and the capability required for mass production of this testing kit. We are now planning to raise funds from various Government and Private sources towards this end. This device is IIT Hyderabad’s small contribution to the Nation at the time of this crisis.”
Also, Singh and his team develop AI (Artificial Intelligence) tools to capture extensive data point to minimize decision-making errors. He is now seeking approval from ICMR for mass production of the test kit and said that he will also applying for a system patent.