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A team of software developers in India, with support from Johns Hopkins University, USA, have created a new smartphone app, designed to guide people isolating at home after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Vee+Svasa mobile app, developed by Vee Technologies, Bengaluru, delivers educational videos, information about accessing local medical care and COVID-19 vaccines, and other content sourced by medical experts, directly to the user’s smartphone. IT services company Vee Technologies has it’s headquarters in New York, and received support from the Valliappa Foundation for the work. The developers sourced content and medical expertise from practitioners at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the USA.

The app development was enriched by inputs of nearly 100 teams of students from Sona College of Technology who competed for a Rs 1 lakh student prize. The winning team that emerged from this competition – Senthil Sivaraman S, Harsh Vardhan SM, Ragul P and Shreinik Jain U – were chosen to support the app building and running process.

“We reached out to Johns Hopkins India Institute to give access to the globally accepted standard of care protocols for home isolation cases. For Indians battling the COVID-19 pandemic, this would be immensely helpful,” said Valliappa Foundation Trustee Chocko Valliappa.

The home quarantine app has a wealth of authentic information ranging from treating oneself at home, how to isolate oneself, protect others in the family, to tips for caregivers on measuring oxygen saturation levels, along with an easy-to-understand COVID-19 treatment flowchart.

The information and health protocols presented in the app come only from authentic sources, such as Johns Hopkins University, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

“We were overwhelmed by the instant response of Johns Hopkins Medicine International President of global ventures and executive VP, Dr. Mohan Chellappa and his colleagues of Indian origin, to help us gain access to the globally accepted standard of care material,” Valliappa added.

The app will also feature existing services offered by state governments like locating hospital beds, vaccination centres, and doctors for teleconsultation in key cities.

The app is available on Google Play Store. The iOS version of the app will be launched soon.

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