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Smartphone-based electrochemical sensor for assessing COVID-19 infected patients

Ganesh Babu R. (Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SRM TRP Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli, India)
Balaji A. (Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Rajalakshmi Institute of Technology, Chennai, India)
Kavin Kumar K. (Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, India)
Sudhanshu Maurya (School of Computing, Graphic Era Hill University Bhimtal Campus, Uttarakhand, UK)
Saravana Kumar M.N. (Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Erode, India)

International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications

ISSN: 1742-7371

Article publication date: 30 November 2020

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of the study is to highlight the potential of the sensor based smartphone in assessing the covid-19 cases. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a noxious pandemic affecting the respiratory system of the human and leading to the severe acute respiratory syndrome, sometimes causing death. COVID-19 is a highly transmittable disease that spreads from an infected person to others. In this regard, a smart device is required to monitor the COVID-19 infected patients by which widespread pandemic can be reduced.

Design/methodology/approach

In this paper, an electrochemical sensor-enabled smartphone has been developed to assess the COVID-19 infected patients. The data-enabled smartphone uses the Internet of Things (IoT) to share the details with the other devices. The electrochemical sensor enables the smartphone to evaluate the ribonucleic acid (RNA) of COVID-19 without the nucleic acid and feeds the data into the data server by using a smartphone.

Findings

The obtained result identifies the infected person by using the portable electrochemical sensor-enabled smartphone, and the data is feed into the data server using the IoT. Whenever an infected person moves outside the restricted zone, the data server gives information to the concerned department.

Originality/value

The developed electrochemical sensor-enabled smartphone gives an accuracy of 81% in assessing the COVID-19 cases. Thus, through the developed approach, a COVID-19 infected person can be identified and the spread can be minimized.

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Citation

R., G.B., A., B., K., K.K., Maurya, S. and M.N., S.K. (2020), "Smartphone-based electrochemical sensor for assessing COVID-19 infected patients", International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPCC-10-2020-0169

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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