Aarogya Setu App

Why Aarogya Setu Wristbands?

With The Rise In COVID-19 Patients, It Has Become Important To Track People Who Come In Contact Of Infected People. The Aarogya Setu App Helps To Keep Track Of Infected People. Also, It Alerts Other People If They Come In Contact With These Patients. Now There Are Reports That Government Is Planning To Procure Thousands Of Smart-Wristbands For Tracking Health-Workers, Patient, And Frontline Workers. These Wrist-Bands Are In Works As Of Now. These Bands Can Prove To Be A Very Important Tool To Fight This Pandemic.

So These Bands Will Come Pre-Loaded With The Aarogya-Setu App. In Addition To This, It Will Have Features Which Will Help Track Temperature And Symptoms Of The Person Wearing It. If The Person Removes The Band, The Hospital Will Be Alerted.

Health Workers, Front line Workers

Design For The Aarogya Setu Wrist-Band In Work:

Broadcast Engineering Consultants India (BECIL) Will Pitch The Design To AIIMS And Other Government Hospitals As Of Now. They Are Then Planning To Present It Before The State Governments Later. BECIL Is Looking At The Commercial Aspect Of This Product. The Design Of This Tool Is From Bengaluru And Gurgaon Based Startups.

The Product Technical Document Mentions How These Bands Can Identify Close Contacts, Occasional Contacts. It Will Also Track Where The Person Stays Most Of The Time, Whom They Meet. The Tool Will Also “Detect, Prevent And Investigate Threats To National Security Using CDR, IPDR, Tower, Mobile Phone Forensics Data, And Open Street Maps, Google Maps And Offline Maps Without Internet”, According To The Product Document.

It Was Also Stated That The Price Of The Wrist Band Could Be Around ₹2200 A Piece. The Price Could Go Down If The Demand Is Less.

Aarogya Setu App

Current Technologies Used:

The Many States Have Already Some Solutions To Track People. Maharashtra And Karnataka Already Have A Home Quarantine Tracking Solution, While Kerala Is Using Gps Tracking Extensively. Looking At The Same Problem Globally, South Korea And Israel, Are Using High-Tech Methods Of Contact Tracing. It Involves Tracking Peoples’ Location Via Phone Networks.

But Some Industry Experts Do See This As An Serious Privacy Issue. A Lot Of Personal Data Is Being Collected By Aarogya Setu App, And So Will The Smart Band. Let’s See Whether People Will Take It As An Invasion Of Privacy Or Will Accept It To Fight The Pandemic. Stay Tuned On KickGadget For Further News And Updates.


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