Bangalore: Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla, Odisha and Goa Engineering College as the winners of Design Fellowship Program, Anveshan 2018 for their respective projects ‘Ane Cure’ and ‘PEMA – Power, Energy & Machine Analyzer’; The universities were each awarded prize money of INR 2.5 lakhs. The second prize was won by IIT Bombay for its project Non-Invasive Corrosion Detectors for India’s Infrastructure. Anveshan’s focus this year was ‘Make for India’, with a goal of building smart and innovative solutions to solve problems in healthcare, agriculture, smart city, Industry 4.0 and smart lifestyle.
This edition of Anveshan provided a platform to create and experiment with innovative technologies such as IoT, sensors, cloud, algorithms, data analytics, etc. Developing breakthrough concepts and algorithms which engineering students can use to design an innovative product that can uplift the standard of living in our society was an integral part of Anveshan 2018. The fellowship received 50 complete proposal registrations from engineering colleges from all over India.
“After the conclusion of our fifth edition of ADI-Anveshan, it’s obvious India has a wonderful talent pool hidden in various parts of the country,” said Sai Krishna Mopuri, Managing Director, ADI. “All participants truly showcased their design thinking and I am amazed to see these young engineers creating solutions that would drive societal change. We saw fantastic ideation addressing issues in healthcare, agriculture, and smart city among others. Since it’s founding, Anveshan has journeyed a long distance and will continue to strive and support our country’s mission toward becoming a forward-thinking nation.”
Based on the registrations, nine teams were shortlisted, and these selected projects were executed for nine months with regular architecture reviews, component selection reviews, interim deadlines and finally a complete presentation and demonstration of the prototype. Each team had a mentor from Analog Devices helping them review the system-level architecture, real-world technical challenges and providing much-needed guidance and support in completing the project on time.
Here are details about the winning projects this year: 1. Ane Cure is a low-cost, non-invasive hemoglobin measurement device that detects anemia in patients. The device will use a pre-stored bio-database to analyse and predict the hemoglobin concentration of patients and can read and record the readings of their analysis at a later stage to help treat their condition without losing time. This device can be used by both doctors and patients as well. 2. PEMA – Power, Energy and Machine Analyser is an integrated low-cost device that can be fitted to transformers at substations that monitor electrical (voltage and current) and mechanical (temperature) parameters. This device can be easily retrofitted to existing equipment to enable real time monitoring of power quality and equipment, thereby digitizing the electric grid.
“It is really exciting to see the Anveshan program create such a positive impact on the students by making them think innovatively,” said guest jury member Natarajan S., Executive in Residence, Dayananda Sagar Entrepreneurship Research and Business Incubation Foundation (DERBI). “These students were able to turn an idea into reality. Given the support system the industry has in the form of funding, incubation centres and technology, I am sure some of the ideas will turn into actual products sold on the market.”
In order to continue the innovation stride, Analog Devices is proud to announce the opening of registrations for Anveshan 2019. The central theme for Anveshan 2019 is ‘Design the Future’. The subcategories are:
Healthcare and Lifestyle – Connected people, wireless patient monitoring system, counterfeit drug detection, smart consumer devices
Resource and Energy Management – Renewable energy and smart grids, agricultural produce management, environment monitoring
Industry 4.0 – Smart supply chain, industrial sensing and automation, machine health
Public Safety and Security – Disaster first response, traffic management
Selected projects will be funded, and students guided by Analog Devices for development duration of approximately six to nine months. Winners from the finalist teams will receive cash awards of 2.5lakhs (1st), 1.5lakhs (2nd) and 1lakh (3rd). Anveshan 2019 is now open for registration. For more information and to register, visit www.analog.com/anveshan.html.