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Undergrad’s Infrared Innovation Wins USM COVID App Challenge

By Maryland Today Staff

A University of Maryland computer science student was one of six winners from around the state in the University System of Maryland (USM) COVID App Challenge, a competition launched in late May by the USM COVID Research and Innovation Task Force to develop innovative mobile software to solve a COVID-19-related problem.

Andrew Karam ’23 won in the student category for An-Tech, a versatile application that uses an infrared external sensor to accurately pinpoint a person’s facial structure from a distance to detect their overall temperature, which can help determine health status. The app is easily accessible and user-friendly. See how it works here.

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