Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, recently became the battleground for all the creative minds with innovative ideas and new concepts at the ‘Samsung Innovation Awards 2014’. Some of the very brilliant minds compete here for the top prizes and some of the ideas which came out through the event were amazing.
Concepts presented here were quite unique and few of them snatched the eyeballs as well. A real-time instructional feedback for Bharatnatyam, an intelligent android notebook and even a non-invasive, cuffless blood pressure and heart measurement system that were quite out of the box were in display. Three innovations were finally decided and the winners got prize of Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 75,000 and Rs. 50,000, respectively.
The first prize went to the team of Devender and Rohan Jain who designed the idea for the ‘Picture Vocabulary App for Competitive Exams’, that would help candidates who are willing to crack competitive exams like SAT and GRE. The second prize of Rs. 75, 000 went to Karan Kakwani and Satya Narayan Shukla, who presented their ‘Non- Invasive Cuffless Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Measurement System’, which could be made at as low as Rs. 500 and is capable of measuring the blood pressure in less than 10 seconds. The device is supported by a mobile app for greater usability as pointed out by the duo. Third position went to a team of three comprising of Subama Chatterjee, Arijit Roy and Sanku Kumar Roy who designed the ‘Big-Sensor-Cloud infrastructural framework for persuasive and pervasive virtualization of physical sensors into effective real-time services’. It is a monitoring system which could be useful for farmlands or guarding the homeland.
There were seven entries that made it to the final list and among them three were prized at the event.
Mr. Alok Nath De, senior VP and CTO, Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore said, "We are very keen to be a catalyst in encouraging research and inculcating the spirit of innovation among the student community. These awards are an attempt to identify the potential innovators and take them to the next level."