Greetings from Team Kawach,

We are very delighted to present our idea in SigmaHacks 2.0, hope you like it. Our idea Kawach, an android/iOS app that can act as a shield in this Pandemic and even post-pandemic situation.

Our app focusses on easing out the pandemic’s issue, i.e, promoting social distancing, give an update to everyone with their surroundings, providing Augmented Reality(AR) immersive experience in order to avoid contact. Moreover, the app will also help the authorities to trace the COVID spread. Our app requires basic permissions like Bluetooth, device location to work to its maximum potential. The camera permission will also provide users with enhanced AR experience to maintain social distancing while they go out.

First of all, let’s dive into KawachAR powered by echoAR SDK to provide a more immersive experience to the user to visually show them the boundaries needed to maintain social distancing. We have also implemented ground plane detection to have your own personal safe zone in the real world.

The Stores feature of our app helps in linking people with their nearby stores to help local businesses who have incurred losses in these times. So people can avoid contacts and queues. We can also keep track of the open/close status of our local stores and whether they provide home delivery or not.

Besides these features, our app is also of great help to the authorities who are concerned about the COVID spread in their region. The app detects any nearby Kawach user and stores their unique ID as an entry to the user’s collection in the Firebase database. In case someone tests positive, this will help in the contact tracing of the individuals and, a precautionary alert will be sent to all the nearby Kawach Users so that they could exercise maximum restraint.

In order to control the onslaught of misinformation, we have equipped the app with a COVID API which gives lives updates of COVID-19 cases both worldwide and country-wide.

The users can also give feedback, take a survey about his infection status, and edit their profiles as per their volition.The users will also be notified if they come near a COVID infected person. Furthermore, the user data will not be stored for more than 14 days which is the maximum time for symptoms to appear as per WHO guidelines.

Meet our team :

  1. Deepak Chaturvedi   Github Linkedin
  2. Kartik Gupta              Github Linkedin
  3. Kushagra Goel          Github Linkedin
  4. Saurabh Chaudhary  Github Linkedin

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