Engineering scholar with innovation in his veins

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GUNTUR:  Wristwatch designed by 21-year-old ANU scholar from Guntur district can detect if an individual is in misery, share GPS location with authorities and relations; not electrical energy or battery but it surely makes use of physique warmth to function 

Technology is usually a answer to many issues. A 21-year-old engineering scholar has designed a wristwatch that may detect if an individual is in misery and share his/her GPS location with the closest police station, hospital and even relations in simply 10 seconds. The tech will be useful, particularly for girls.  

Bethala Geeta Chandra Raju, now in his closing 12 months of engineering (mechanical department) at College of Engineering and Technology, Acharya Nagarjuna University, says the watch, which he designed virtually three years in the past, makes use of physique motions and the close by sounds to analyse the scenario an individual is in. His product, which converts physique warmth into electrical energy and may work with out charging or batteries, was among the many prime 10 improvements at Smart India Hackathon, 2018.    

Captivated by science and improvements even in his faculty days, Raju says: “We read about people dying in accidents almost every day. Many die because help does not reach them in time. So I wanted to do something about it and the result was the ‘self-powered rape and accident detection’ watch.”Speaking about his future plans, he says he has a couple of concepts that he can work on, however, as a substitute, needs to develop the watch first in order that it may be used every day. “All it takes is a bit of encouragement and guidance for innovations to thrive.” 

Explaining one among his different tasks that gained within the 2020 version of Smart India Hackathon, he says: “In 2019, many states were badly affected by floods, and about 1,600 people died. On doing research, I found that the deaths were mostly due to the delay in identification of trapped people. So I and my classmates Naga Sai Ganesh, Manikanta, Sidhartha, Praneetha developed an unmanned aerial vehicle with image processing capability that helps in identification of the trapped, with the help of machine learning, during floods and other disasters. RGB and thermal camera work simultaneously for its effective use during nights even in the presence of trees and bushes. To achieve this, we created an efficient dataset with 96 per cent accuracy for image processing.” 

Bethala Geeta Chandra Raju
together with his modified wristwatch
 | Express

The UAV, designed for inspection in flood-hit areas, will be operated from any location inside 150 kilometres. “Wi-Fi, GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) or Internet could get hit and cease working throughout disasters. So we used a distinct strategy for efficient and long-range communication. We created a module and developed a cellular software that makes use of offline GPS location. The vary of this system is greater than 150 km.

The cellular software takes knowledge and plots the situation of the trapped on the map, permitting rescue and search groups to straight go to that particular location as a substitute of looking out the entire space,’’ he defined his group’s current enterprise. The college’s startup and innovation cell encourages college students like Raju to experiment with their concepts. Assistant Professor Md Touseef Ahmad, coordinator of the cell, performed a big function of their achievement. 

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