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India Positive: Coimbatore-Based Engineer Develops Device for Swab Sample Collection

Jun 30, 2020 11:09 AM IST India India

A Coimbatore-based robotics engineer has claimed to develop a 'COVID-19 Smart Swab Robot' that can collect samples for COVID-19 test.
With an increase in testing in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Karthi Velayutham claims to have developed a prototype at Rs 2,000. The robot can operate using an app, ensuring social distancing. It takes two minutes to collect samples, informed Velayutham.