A group of students from Habib University has created an app that will help detect and treat deadly coronavirus across the globe.
Texas A&M University’s annual ‘Invent for the Planet’ event gave students from 35 universities around the world a chance to create prototypes to help with real-world problems. Hundreds of engineering students across the globe has participated in the event to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.
Among those, Habib university students took part in the competition and have developed an app which will give exclusive information about the ongoing coronavirus and the ways to treat the deadly disease. The dangerous Coronavirus, previously, also took Dr. Li’s life, the man who first warned about its existence.
A group comprises of six students [Arham Ishtiaq, Sara Mehmood, Maaz Arshad, Maheen Anees, Areeba Rafiq and Syeda Fatima Hashmi] have created an app within 72 hours for the ‘Invent for the Planet’ competition that will be held in Texas A&M University on March 31, 2020.
Reportedly, the app will also be available in different hospitals, private clinics and airports in Pakistan.
How this app works
While talking to Independent Urdu, one of the members of the group Arham has talked about the importance of this app and how it will benefit people to fight coronavirus. “There are lots of organizations globally who are working to fight coronavirus. Yet, no one has so far come up with the actual cause of the disease. With this app, we aim to provide awareness, cause and prevention about the disease,” he said.
He further added that with the help of artificial intelligence, this app will identify which part of the world is getting affected by coronavirus and what is the primary cause of it in that particular region.
This app has been divided into two parts. One part will gather information from airports, hospitals and different research centres. It will also have basic information about coronavirus patients and their symptoms.
The other part comprises of artificial intelligence which will provide statistical data about where this disease is spreading and what precautionary measures can be taken to fight with it.
Habib University students have sent their entry for the competition and finalists from across the globe will come to Texas A&M on March 31 to compete for a $3,000 grand prize and the chance to continue working on their prototype.