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IoT-Q-Band: A low cost internet of things based wearable band to detect and track absconding COVID-19 quarantine subjects

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.163997,
        author={Vibhutesh Kumar Singh and Himanshu Chandna and Ashish Kumar and Sujeet Kumar and Nidhi Upadhyay and Kumar Utkarsh},
        title={IoT-Q-Band: A low cost internet of things based wearable band to detect and track absconding COVID-19 quarantine subjects},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things: Online First},
        volume={},
        number={},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={IOT},
        year={2020},
        month={4},
        keywords={wearable, quarantine band, coronavirus disease, nCov, COVID-19, demonstration, Internet of things, Smart devices, Demonstration, Experimentation, Proof-of-concept, Prototypes and demonstrators, Embedded systems},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.163997}
    }
    
  • Vibhutesh Kumar Singh
    Himanshu Chandna
    Ashish Kumar
    Sujeet Kumar
    Nidhi Upadhyay
    Kumar Utkarsh
    Year: 2020
    IoT-Q-Band: A low cost internet of things based wearable band to detect and track absconding COVID-19 quarantine subjects
    IOT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.163997
Vibhutesh Kumar Singh1, Himanshu Chandna2,*, Ashish Kumar3, Sujeet Kumar4, Nidhi Upadhyay5, Kumar Utkarsh6
  • 1: Graduate Student Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Uttar Pradesh Section, India
  • 2: Mansa Ram Park, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi, India
  • 3: Saguna More, Danapur Cantt., Patna, Bihar, India
  • 4: New Layal Pur, Krishna Nagar, Delhi, India
  • 5: Circuit Uncle™, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi, India
  • 6: Associate Member, The British Computer Society (BCS), United Kingdom
*Contact email: himanshu14144@iiitd.ac.in

Abstract

The world health organization (WHO) has declared the novel coronavirus disease (nCoV or COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic, and quarantines are playing a vital role in containing its spread. But globally, the defections of the quarantined subjects are raising serious concerns. If COVID-19 positive, the absconding quarantine subjects can infect more people, which makes the timely detection of them vital. As the literature suggests, a wearable makes a subject more compliant towards healthcare routines/restrictions; thus, in this work, we have designed an IoT based wearable quarantine band (IoT-Q-Band) to detect the absconding. While designing it, we kept in mind the cost, global supply chain disruption, and COVID-19 quarantine duration, which the WHO recommends. This wearable prototype, with the bundled mobile app, reports and tracks the absconding quarantine subjects in real-time. IoT-Q-Band is an economical solution that could benefit lowincome regions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.