Innovation has always been the buzzword at Manav Rachna, and an innovation which comes out as a rescuer for humanity has always been appreciated and awarded. In context with the same, RespirON developed by Team Dexters from The Manav Rachna Innovation and Incubation Centre stood first at the Accenture Innovation Jockey held in Bangalore. Another project ‘Saviour Suit’ developed by the students of Manav Rachna is the Category winner under “The Internet of Things” theme.
RespirON is a complete solution to Asthma and COPD developed by Team Dexters comprising Ajay Kumar Saini, Shanu, Shubam Goel from Manav Rachna Innovation and Incubation Centre. It is a prototype device and App that operates on a three-tier system: a device, a smartphone application and the cloud server. RespirOn seems to be the need of the hour as per the data floated by World Health Organization which estimates that 300 million individuals have asthma worldwide including millions in India. It is further estimated that asthma accounts for about 1 in every 250 deaths worldwide. 90 % of these deaths occur because of delay in obtaining help, poor adherence to asthmatic medication and non–availability of inhaler at the right time. Respiron, as an innovation will come out as a new lease of life to the asthmatic patients world over.
Saviour Suit is designed and developed to help women in unfavorable situations such as sexual assaults and abuse, human trafficking, rapes, etc. Developed by Nitesh Karmwal, Anjali Saini and Karan Narula; Saviour Suit is a wearable sonic device that incapacitates an attacker through sonic waves without causing serious or permanent injury. It can be used as a deterrent to temporarily disable the attacker and provide the victim with a window of opportunity to escape. Saviour Suit is built with an integrated windows phone application for immediate alerts to relatives and nearby police stations. Speech recognition module is used to trigger the device through the user’s voice.
The winners have also won a trip to the Accenture Technology Lab at China and a special mentorship program from Accenture. They have also got an opportunity of a direct interview with Accenture.