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19 Mar,2016 :

New Delhi, 18 March 2016: Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi has brought laurels for their brilliantly perceptive innovation under the category of MLM (More from less from Many) at the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award -2016. The felicitation ceremony held on March, 13 at RashtrapatiBhavan, New Delhi. Being selected out of a total of 2363 submissions was a moment to cherish for Mentor-–Dr.VinayakNaik,Student Innovators – Shuchita Gupta andYashovardhan Sharma and to the entire faculty and students of IIIT-D.

The appreciation award was conferred by Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Chairperson, Research Advisory Committee, SRISTI and NIF.Dr R. K. Vijay Raghavan, Secretary, DBT, Chairperson, BIRAC andvarious other dignitaries were also present duringthe award ceremony.

IIIT-D has builta smartphone-based app to measure quantity and quality of sleep. This innovationworks on self-developed algorithm to detect sleep using a Smartphone with the help of the phone’s inbuilt accelerometer sensor and attached heart rate sensor. Through this innovation, people can easily and seamlessly measure their sleep, without requiring a lot of technical know-how, while helping to diagnose a very commonly occurring disease of Sleep Apnea.This technology will also help the doctors to track and study the sleeping habits of patients remotely.

"Our aim was to build a low-cost portable device controlled by patient’s Android Smartphone, to measure sleep. The device is easy to use and consists of airflow (rate of respiration), Pulse Oximeter (heart Rate And Spo2), Accelerometer (PLM), and EEG (Brain Waves) Sensors. The data storage is cloud based. Summarized results can be seen on phones of doctors as well as patients. The product serves as a screening device for Sleep Apnea.", said Dr.VinayakNaik.

Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award takes consideration of the students’innovations which use significantly less material/energy to create sustainable solutions. Frugality and creating value for money by using lesser material, energy, and resource was the key focus while benchmarking such innovations.

"We extend our gratitude to  Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, Chairperson, Research Advisory Committee, SRISTI and NIF. This is a proud moment for us to achieve Gandhian young technological award."Dr.Naik further said.

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (aka. IIIT-Delhi or IIIT-D) created as a State University by an act of Delhi Government (The IIIT Delhi Act, 2007) empowering it to do research and development and grant degrees. IIIT-Delhi was officially established on 10th June, 2008 as per this notification in the Delhi Gazette.

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