Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad researcher has developed an Artificial Intelligence-powered COVID-19 test, which can be performed at an affordable cost. The test kit can produce results around 20 minutes for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.
Test kit has already has been field — tested at ESIC Medical College in Hyderabad to ascertain its efficiency. It will be transported quickly, enabling the test to be conducted at the point of caring. A major benefit of this testing kit is that it does not require Reverse Transcription Polymerase, Chain, Reaction.
Each test costs around Rs. 600 device now. However, mass production of the testing kit will help reduce the cost to around Rs. 350 per test. The testing kit was developed by Professor Shiv Govind Singh, IIT Hyderabad.