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‘SixthSense’, a Gadget for Blind people, launched at IIT-B TechFest

Jan 6, 2014 17:22 IST

    Pranav Mistry, a graduate from IIT-Bombay is known for his futuristic work in computing, and lately, he assured a "big bang" innovation called SixthSense to be out in nearly three months, however, already launched at the TechFest – a science and technology festival of IIT-B on 5 December 2013.

    Pranav had begun his research in the year 2001, at the same tech and science fest.

    Mistry, is working hard with his colleagues, endeavoring to make his ‘SixthSense’ technology easy to be used for sight and visionless people.

    He stated that with the gadget anything and everything would be possible in future.

    As proclaimed by him “‘SixthSense’ is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information.

    Mistry feels that IIT designing was the best thing he did ever, and the ideologies and strategies used in Indian mythologies such as Ramayan and Mahabharat, were the source of inspiration to him.

    He asserted that Magic can be made possible with the use of technology by which he is totally motivated.

    TechFest 2014 witnessed 55,000 visitors, taking the overall footfall to 1.35 lakh.

    The finest teams were VIRGIN 2.0 from Malaysia and R.I.P. from India who stood first in the ‘Robowars’ where a battle among bots is initiated. In the international robotics challenge, Bots of India were the fastest, while France’s bots were the best along with having the most compact design, whereas, Sri Lanka's had the overall best participation.

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