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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Indian Institute of  Technology -Kharagpur is launching short term courses on niche subjects via video-conferencing for engineering students.

The first edition will include courses in Embedded System Design, Microfuidics and Nanofluidics, Data Mining, Hydrologic Design in a Changing Climate, Wireless Sensor Network and Internet of Things, Thermoelectricity: The Art of Waste Heat Recovery and Creativity and Innovation at Work and Effective Speaking and Making Presentations.

“The Institute is launching a unique first of its kind ‘Knowledge Dissemination Programme’ for faculty and students of engineering colleges, working professionals from research and development organizations and industry with effect from April 2015,” the institute said in a statement.

The programme focuses to cover niche topics through 13 short modular courses of 10 hours duration. The subjects revolve around current themes of science, engineering and management. Course completion certificates will be issued to all participants who attend classes regularly on recommendation of the coordinator. The classes shall be conducted through video conference in IIT Kharagpur campuses in Kolkata and Bhubhneswar.

The courses under this Dissemination Programme course are targeted towards students and faculty members of TEQIP-II Institutions, IIT Kharagpur students, entrepreneurs, working professionals from R and D organisations, and industry all over the country.

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Certain 5G features can help combat coronavirus

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The novel coronavirus outbreak in China has highlighted the role that 5G can play in epidemic control. Pixabay

The novel coronavirus outbreak in China has highlighted the role that 5G can play in epidemic control as 5G+ thermal imaging supports contagion monitoring and it can accurately spot a moving object’s temperatures in real-time without contact and issue abnormal temperature alerts, a new study said on Thursday.

According to a joint Huawei and Deloitte study, COVID-19 or coronavirus has put tremendous pressure on public healthcare systems and epidemic response mechanisms across the world.

In China, due to its vast landscape, large, highly mobile population and their complicated demand for resources, the effectiveness of communication and data exchange have been essential in screening for infected individuals, thus, providing on-ground support to front line staff and controlling the outbreak.

Telecommunications operators collaborated with Huawei to rapidly set up a specific 5G network dedicated to COVID-19 treatment hospitals.

“As a result of 5G features such as high speed connection, high reliability and low latency, the healthcare system has benefited from improved response times, patient monitoring, data collection and analytics, remote collaboration and resource allocation. It also sets an example for digitalized, data driven and Cloud-based innovative major public emergency response platforms,” the company said in a statement.

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Telecommunications operators collaborated with Huawei to rapidly set up a specific 5G network dedicated to COVID-19 treatment hospitals. Pixabay

“The success of 5G applications in the public health domain could also inspire businesses in other sectors to leverage 5G’s popularity and explore new applications of the technology.”

According to the study, 5G enables continuous remote monitoring and diagnosis during patient transfer.

It is the ideal technology to meet teleconferencing requirements to enable medical experts to treat patients without constraints on their physical location, and substantially improve the accuracy and efficiency of consultations.

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Natural disaster response can be equipped with Internet of Things (IoT) networks, thus, enabling deep analysis of supply chains and providing real time information on front-line supply consumption, resource inventory levels, production capability, supply capability and logistics support decisions to balance supply and demand, the study noted. (IANS)