Healthcare IIT professor develops software to detect COVID-19 within 5 seconds using X-ray scan Updated : April 24, 2020 02:50 PM IST The professor, who took over 40 days to develop the software, has filed a patent for the same. The software will not only reduce testing costs but will also reduce the risk of exposure to healthcare professionals Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.