AIIMS doctor, IIT-Delhi launch Copal 19 app to track plasma donors
As of now, the app has been launched to work internally at AIIMS and it has on-boarded 70 plasma donors.
Students from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in collaboration with a doctor from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have launched an app to connect the Covid-19 patients in Delhi with the willing plasma donors in the city.
The app called Copal-19 is the brainchild of Kaashika Prajaapat, who is a fourth year Computer Science and Engineering undergraduate at IIT-D, Tanay Aggarwal who is an engineering student at Maharaja Surajmal Institute Of Technology, Tushar Chaudhary, who is a student at IIT-D and Dr Abhinav Singh Verma from AIIMS, New Delhi.
Together, the engineering students and Dr Verma have created a mobile app that tracks Covid-19 patients in hospitals in real time along with their blood groups. It also tracks the patients who have recovered from the disease and have the potential of becoming plasma donors after 28 days.
“The app helps to connect those patients who need plasma therapy with the potential donors, well in time for the treatment to begin. We coordinated with Dr Verma and developed the app digitally! So, this was majorly a remote project,” Chaudhary told Hindustan Times.
The team behind the Copal-19 app also told Hindustan Times that it took them nearly a week to go from ideation to prototyping. As of now, the app has been launched to work internally at AIIMS and it has on-boarded 70 plasma donors who have recovered from Covid-19. The team is now planning to make this app available for use across the country. It is expected to be available on the Google Play Store in a week or two for wider usage.
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