Bengaluru-based assisted learning startup Thinkerbell Labs has developed the new product Chakravyuh, which takes body temperature data at civilian touchpoints, analyzes it and predicts diffusion patterns.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of storing and analyzing health data to identify health trends and take corresponding measures.
Bengaluru-based Thinkerbell Labs, which builds Braille literacy tools for the blind, has now used its technical expertise to help it collect and analyze real-time data on COVID-19 through its new product, ‘Chakravyuh’ Is offered to.
In 2016, Thinkerbell Labs, founded by Sanskriti Dawale, Aman Srivastava, Dilip Ramesh, and Saif Sheikh, began their journey as an independent research project in Bits Pilani Goa.
The startup’s core product, Annie, named after Helen Keller teacher Anne Sullivan, is a literacy tool that helps visually impaired to read, write and learn in Braille. According to the company, the product has been deployed at more than 16 locations across the country.
The startup developed a new product amid the COVID-19 epidemic. Speaking to BK, co-founder and COO Aman says, ‘Currently the process of contact tracing starts only when someone tests positive. The problem is that by the time the contact is detected, the affected person may inadvertently infect others. ‘
The purpose of Thinkerbell’s Chakravyuh is to provide a solution to this problem.
“Chakravyuh showcases smart temperature measurement and analysis solutions for district and state administrations, giving them quick and comprehensive access to the information needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
The product was funded by the Center for Augmenting WAR with COVID-19 Health Crisis (CAWACH), an undertaking of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
How does Chakravyuh help?
After a nationwide lockdown, India is now slowly opening up. Establishments such as hotels, restaurants, malls and supermarkets are regularly checking the body temperature of people entering the premises.
Aman states that this temperature data has not been stored, analyzed or reported. The Chakravyuh was developed to take this data and analyze it to predict the spreading patterns.
The term Chakravyuh can be translated as etiquette and the idea behind the name of the product is associated with stopping the maze of COVID-19 spread.
The co-founder says that Chakravyuh collects body temperature data at civilian touchpoints (CTPs) through low-cost temperature scanners, which can turn any smartphone into an IR gun.
Hardware is used to measure body temperature and transmit that data to a smartphone; The software collects, visualizes and analyzes temperature data, enabling pattern prediction to pre-signal the spread of COVID-19.
The software can also be integrated with existing temperature guns that are already deployed through the Chakravyuh mobile app.
“Chakravyuh predicts the spread of patterns, along with collecting important metadata for contact patterns. This data is easily integrated with the dashboard in the COVID-19 war room and allows authorities to identify high-risk areas. “
In addition to Chakravyuh, the startup has also developed a variant SharedSafety, an employee and guest management tool to list businesses and track security measures and ensure COVID compliance. It also helps them to share information with customers through live links.
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Aman says that the Chakravyuh solution can be integrated into the COVID-19 war room for Rs 3 lakh. The total package includes access to the data collection app and visualization module.
Although Aman declined to disclose the details, he says the company is currently negotiating with some administrations to deploy Chakravyuh in its districts.
“SharedSafety is available in a subscription-based model and is priced at Rs 10,000 per year. We are currently in talks with gyms, salons, apartment associations and restaurants. “
Apart from the CAWACH grant, the startup has so far raised a total of Rs 3.4 crore in a seed funding round from Anand Mahindra, Let’s Venture and Indian Angel Network.
Speaking about future plans, Aman says the startup wants the administration of the top 10 cities across the country to deploy Chakravyuh.