NEW DELHI: Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank on Friday, 10 April urged students across the country to download the Aarogya Setu mobile app, which his ministry launched last week ago.
The app can be used on phones with iOS and Android systems and has been launched with the avowed aim of fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Developed under the private-public participation, the app uses Bluetooth and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and algorithm to fulfil its objectives of helping users make an analysis of danger from the coronavirus.
It will allow people to understand about those affected by coronavirus infection in their respective areas.
Over one crore people in India have to this point downloaded the app available in 11 Indian languages.
Developed by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, the app will help users realise whether he/she ever crossed paths or came in contact with an individual who has now been detected of having the coronavirus. Apart from Bluetooth, the location-generation social graph also exists within this app which successfully shows one's engagement with anyone if they have been tested positive.
A self-testing tool also exists within the app where the users are expected to ask various questions to determine whether the person has any symptoms of the highly-contagious virus. The information is later sent to a government server. The data then helps the government take important measures to begin the isolation procedure, if necessarily required.