Sleep assistant

The Kharagpur IIT students have won the grand prize at the first ‘Accenture innovation Challenge’ with their sleep assistant which observes sleep patterns remotely via the wireless device. The challenge was intended to motivate innovation among the college students in the country.

Overall 13,000 students participated who represented 900 colleges across the country. The participants submitted over 7,000 innovation ideas. The participants demonstrated innovative ideas like Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Blochain, Cloud, Mobility, and Analytics.

The team from IIT Kharagpur displayed ‘SleepDoc’ which is a wireless sleep assistant. It uses wireless to observe sleep patterns. It also uses the intelligent voice-Interactive system to suggest changes to the user. The device uses live monitoring system which tracks a user’s heart and breathing rate. It also alerts the nearest doctor if there is any discrepancy in these parameters.

The team from Dronacharya Group of Institution displayed ‘BinBot’. It is a robot that performs various waste management tasks such as waste collection, segregation, and disposal.

The Indian Institute of Space and Science team build “Real-Time Text to Braille Converter”. It comprises of a letter-to-letter Braille converter that prints the recognized letter in the Braille cell. Along with that, it has a small cuboid which can be held with three fingers and will enable the visually impaired to read any printed book.

The team from IIT Roorkee showcased ‘SNAP’, a solution to help farmers increase the quality of farm yield, optimise spends on fertilizers and increase income by addressing the problem of soil acidification due to fertilizer overuse.

The all-women team from Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women designed ‘Sahaya’. It is a Blockchain solution outlined to deal with the unusual challenges associated with making donations.

The IIT Madras team developed a compact Bio-inspired robot for septic and sewage line cleaning and inspection.