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Unique projects displayed at TechTop 2012

>>The All-India Engineering Students’ Project competition, TechTop-2012, which began on Technopark campus on Wednesday, has a number of unique projects. Jointly organised by Technopark and Degree Controls Inc, the seventh edition of TechTop-2012 began on Wednesday. The exhibition of projects will be held on Thursday and Friday.
Three teams from IIT Delhi are participating for the first time with AutoCom – an automatic brain tumour detector, a portable Braille reader and automatic water segregator. Five girl students from Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Tamil Nadu, have brought an ‘e-nose’ for the determination of fruit ripeness.
 Interestingly, projects on waste management and health equipment top the list. Two teams from Amrita School of Engineering are presenting a plastic-sorter and ‘Upaya’, an automated waste-sorter. A project on municipal waste water treatment system, bioreactor for decolourisation of textile dye effluents etc also find a space in the shortlist.
 Among the health-related equipment, the list of projects includes equipment for detection of obstructive sleep apnea, wheeled robot for assisting elders and physically challenged, a portable communication aid for speech and hearing impaired, low-cost subcutaneous vein detection etc.
 The engineering students have presented some environment-friendly projects such as ‘cementless concrete’, ‘green server’, ‘anti-greenhouse kit’ etc. Other interesting projects include low-cost tsunami detector, a multi-security system for safe driving, communication device for deaf and dumb, mosquito trap, motion replicator robot etc.
 ` one lakh is the prize money for the most innovative, socially relevant and commercially exploitable project. There is a special award for best business proposal and best all-girl team.
 The organisers received as many as 138 projects from nine states across the country. Of these, only 54 projects were short-listed for the competition. A technical committee headed by Prof V K Damodaran will evaluate the presentations.
 The projects which fetched the prizes in the past are low-cost pepper separator (2011), production of Carbon nanotubes from exhaust pipes in industries (2010), ‘Chakshuyaan’, a radio controlled VTOL aircraft (2009) and effluent treatment plant (2008).
Courtesy:  City Express
       
  • vsimbhu

    Nice to hear the projects that the budding engineers are developing..Innovative brains…

    Loved the idea of cementless concrete and Autocom…

    is there anyway where we have access to interact with them?

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