India, Healthcare workers adopt contactless Autonomous vehicles from Chandigarh PGI and IIT-Ropar.

Times of india press CHANDIGARH/ROPAR: Two low-cost autonomous vehicles developed by the PGI and IIT-Ropar will help minimise healthcare workers’ contact with Covid-19 patients and contaminated surroundings. As the number of infected people climbs, the virus is transmitting to healthcare workers as well, prompting the PGIMER

 (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research) to collaborate with the Indian Institute of Technology at Ropar for developing Medi-Sarathi drone and artificial-intelligence-powered trolley for the safe delivery of medicine.

The research team that designed and built these indigenous products is led by dean of academics G D Puri and Dr G Rajarajan of the PGI, besides IIT’s electrical engineering department associate professor Rohit Sharma. A team of IIT students assisted them. Medi Sarathi is an aerial system that eliminates the infection risk to medical staff. Its features include remote access, thermal cameras for measuring human body temperature, and sanitisation capability.

Images and quotes courtesy Times of India/Shimona Kanwar and Bharat Khanna

Published by Ackson Kondwani Mwenda

Founder AfricanDroneVoice Zambian/Aerospace Engineer / Ukraine /National Aerospace University/ Aircraft Maintenance /Cessna 208B/ Drone Mapping WeFly

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