ALIGARH, MAY 18— Two computer engineering students of Aligarh Muslim University took part in a competition on design idea for remote monitoring of COVID-19 patients and jointly won first prize worth Rs 30,000. Around 800 students from across the country had participated in the competition.
Mohd Asif Zameer (team leader) and Danish Asad Khan, students of computer engineering at Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology, AMU, had taken part in the contest.
“In the challenging time of COVID-19 pandemic when we are facing lockdown, the Aligarh Muslim University continues to steal the show as its students team comprising Mohammed Asif Zamir (Team Leader) and Danish Khan, (Department of Computer Engineering, ZHCET (AMU) participated in DE-COVIDETHON and presented their design idea on “Remote Monitoring of Patients and applying Deep Learning on the collected Dataset to predict COVID-19” organized by Dare2Compete (D2C),” said AMU Vice Chancellor’s office.
The AMU team bagged the First Prize out of 792 total participants from across the country. The award carries an amount of Rs 30,000 with full Intellectual Property Rights. The best 15 ideas will be forwarded to the government by the organizers.
The objective is to restrict the COVID-19 suspected persons at their location so that they cannot further infect other persons through their movement to hospital particularly the doctors and medical staffs, the frontline warriors. It was proposed to develop a portable and wearable system comprising different sensors which is provided to the suspected person at their location so that they can wear it, Asif Zamir said.
The innovative design idea that bagged the first prize provides a solution to remote monitoring of patients and applying deep learning on the collected database to predict COVID-19 spread, said the AMU.
The innovative design idea was conducted under the mentorship of Prof Mohammad Sarosh Umar (Chairman, Department of Computer Engineering).