A 5 membered team from Idea & Innovation Cell VSSUT Burla, won the Grand Finale of Anveshan 2018 held at Bangalore, Karnataka. The team comprised of founding members of the Innovation Cell, Bodhisattwa Sanghapriya, Om Prakash, Apurwa Masook, Jaswasi Sahoo, and Rounak Agrawal.
They won a large sum of cash prize worth Rs. 2.5 Lakhs for the project Anecure – A Non Invasive Haemoglobin Measurement Device.
Anveshan 2018 fellowship is an opportunity for engineering students across the country to design an innovative product to, uplift the standard of living of our society. The annual event, organized by Analog Devices Inc., flagged off on October 2017. The competition lasted for about 10 months, through a series of 4 rounds. The Grand Finale saw 6 teams from across the country fight for the coveted title. The competition was held at Analog Devices HQ, Bangalore on 6 August 2018. The top 3 had premier institutes like IIT Bombay and NIT Goa in attendance.
The winning team from VSSUT, devised A Non Invasive Haemoglobin Measurement Device, in order to alleviate the tribunals faced in the traditional invasive test methods. Generally blood tests are invasive that is the test procedure is carried out by finger pricking method . The project developed by students of VSSUT uses low cost non invasive method to measure the total Haemoglobin count, by the multispectral technology
It comes with an integrated Android app which is lucid and user friendly and most importantly reliable. It is equipped with latest technology and is IoT enabled. It uses a cloud storage to store user’s data and boasts of utmost security of user data.
The team is already working on the extension of project in collaboration with Birac ( Department of Biotechnology) and NIF (DST) to launch the product for rural healthcare. Analog devices provided customized hardware spares and solutions for the project to develop a working prototype
Field test has been performed on the product with the help of ASHA workers and feedback was taken into account for attaining accuracy and calibration of the device.
The team remains ever grateful to the Vice Chancellor of VSSUT Burla, Professor, Atal Chaudhuri, Dean Students’ Welfare, Professor Dubadutta Mishra and the faculty advisor, Mr. Bandan Bhoi. They expressed their gratitude to the mentors of VASI (VSSUT Alumni for Skill and Innovation)