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Some of the most innovative technology inventions by students

Asia has always been regarded as the continent of intellectual personalities in different fields. Right from ancient times, the continent has been blessed by professionals, scholars, and mathematicians of high repute. Even in this new age, the continent has retained its identity as a respectable name for producing brilliant minds, especially in the IT sector. Not only the professions and experts but even the students can show distinct talent and distinguished IT skills by developing highly sophisticated technologies. 

In fact, Asian countries are included among the major hubs of digital transformation. In this blog we will discuss some of the major technological inventions by the students:

True HB Hemometer

 Ambar Srivastava is a talented student of IIT who developed an innovative hemoglobin checker that has the same dimensions as a smartphone. This high-potential hemoglobin checker has a huge storage capacity of as many as 1000 readings. A student of IIT Delhi, AMbar’s hemoglobin checker can read the blood samples from a paper strip and produce results in less than a minute (45 seconds to be precise) which makes it an efficient tool to quickly check the hemoglobin and offer immediate results. 

The tool precisely complies with the different medical standards and has already got approval from AIIMS- a highly respected authority in the field of medicine. It is an extremely economical alternative to the contemporary CBC counter technologies that cost up to 200,000 INR. As opposed to such astronomical amounts the innovative device invented by Ambar costs as low as Rs. 25,000. Another unique feature of this device is its set of rechargeable batteries that eliminates the need for continuous charging. Appropriate recharging assures a capacity that lasts for 300 tests.

Breathalyzer Helmet

 Technology when combined with the right strategy can have a transformative impact on society. One such technology is being developed by three brilliant brains of IIT – Shubham Jaiswal, Rishabh Babley, and Naman Singhal. We are talking about an innovative helmet that “must be put on the head” to start a bike. In other words, no helmet-less riding is allowed. 

Secondly, it also checks the alcohol levels of the riders and upon detecting the alcohol present it will simply stop the bike. 

Thirdly the smart helmet is equipped with sophisticated Bluetooth encryption that instantly alerts the real owner when the bike gets stolen. In that capacity, this model helps in promoting safe riding while also safeguarding the interests of the riders. 

Netra

 Netra, literally meaning an eye in Hindi, is an unmanned aerial vehicle that has been developed by five students of IIT Bombay (Amardeep Singh, Rahul Singh, Ankit Mehta, Vipul Joshi, and Ashish Bhat). A collaborative endeavor with DRDO, the Thai aerial vehicle is shaped like a spider and weighs not more than 1.5 KG. 

The high-resolution zoom enables it to work during the day as well as at night without losing its competency. A single recharge allows it to run for around 40 minutes and its coverage range is 4 kilometers.

Pendant for tracking and safety

 Another innovative product by the students turned entrepreneurs of IIT is a sophisticated pendant that ensures the safety of children and vulnerable persons- especially child girls. Named Leaf, the startup set by Manik Mehta, Ayush Banka, Paras Batra, CHiraag, and Avinash Bansal- acts as a foundation enterprise for this app. 

This pendant gets connected to the smartphone of the wearer through a specifically designed app. It enables communication with the guardians and provides them with the actual status of the current physical location of the wearer. It is automatically and immediately updated. In this capacity it keeps the guardians updated about the current location of the wearer and allows them to know about their whereabouts.

E-scooter

 Developed by two students of IIT Madras- Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain, the S340 E scooter use Ather technology. Ather is another startup by the same students that was launched after intense 3-year research. It uses a Li-ion battery to get recharged in less than 1 hour. Yes, you read it right, you can recharge this scooter more quickly than your mobile phone. 

You don’t have to compromise much on the speed either as I can get a maximum speed of 72 kilometers per hour. Moreover, you will also love a comprehensive dashboard on the scooter which has a touchscreen interface for easy and smooth interactions. Here one can use navigation, set different riding modes, and also choose between different scooter profiles. The price of this scooter may not be very cheap but compared to its capacities and competency profile it is quite reasonably priced under the price band of Rs.100,000.

Driverless Bicycle

 One of the major issue soft disabled people is transportation. Detailed research might reveal the surprising impact of limited transportations and how it is limiting the overall opportunities for the disabled community of India. To solve such issues, different students of IIT Kharagpur united to develop a partially driverless bicycle. That’s right. 

This bicycle works on hybrid technology where it uses electricity to make it easier for people with physical or visual limitations to smoothly use the cycle for commuting to their desired place without risks or struggling. Some of its sophistcietd features include wireless connectivity and live tracking that minimizes the risk for the riders. 

FOSS Laptop

 Economic disparity is among the major factors that are creating a divide between the haves and have nots when it comes to taking advantage of digital technology. To solve this gap the students of IIT Bombay came up with an innovative low-cost laptop that is available at under Rs.8,000 (Rs.6000 approx.). This FOSS Laptop offers all the standard features that you can expect from a general laptop like music listening, watching movies, and working on various documents to complete your official work. 

The main idea behind developing the laptop is to promote IT literacy in the country. The physical features of this laptop are also interesting. It consists of an HDMI port, 2 USB ports, and a RAM of 1GB. It comes with a nano flash drive of 8GB for extended storage capacity.  Under the hood, it is powered by a Linux version called FOSSEE (Free Open Source Software for Education). One can comfortably work and study on this laptop while using the modest apps..

Smart Earphones

 This invention is initiated by two students of IIT Roorkee named Vijay Jain and Parth Gaggar. These earphones use sophisticated features to filter out unwanted environmental noise to offer a clean and smooth listening experience to people. It uses an app to get seamlessly integrated into your smartphone. You can use the app to select the preferred sounds that you wish to hear. 

The same app allows you to adjust the volume as well. It is a very good option for the students who have to study in a noisy atmosphere. Likewise, it is also helpful in smoothly carrying out a group conversation regardless of the surrounding noise levels. Most importantly it can be a great aid for people with impaired hearing as it allows them to filter out unwanted interruptions. Due to its social impact and innovative capabilities the duo also bagged the Ericsson Innovation Awards in 2015.

 Conclusion

Student life is one of the most rewarding ages of any individual. It is the age when the main objective of a person is to learn and grow. Many students are so brilliant that they achieve astonishing feats even before completing their studies. In a Thai blog post, we discussed some of the highly inspiring profiles and inventions by technical students that certainly prove their prowess and caliber. 

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