Participants – 2012
1.BIOREACTOR FOR THE COMPLETE DECOLORISATION OF TEXTILE DYE EFFLUENTS
MEGHA P M, ANJU P ANTO, CHAITHRA K V, MARY ROS JOY, NEETHU VARGHESE, NIKITHA BALAKRISHNAN
A boon to the environment that has been brought about by a group of Biotech Engineers who found out an ecofriendly method to decolorize and reuse 99% of textile effluent by using agricultural wastes and potential microorganisms, successfully solves the huge water consumption and pollution caused by the textile industry. The textile Industry contributes to 30% of the export revenue of our nation. In this present scenario, this project which uses the method of treating the waste by other wastes has been highly appreciated.
2.Possible construction materials adding sequestration of Co2 to combat green house effect.
Prof.(Dr.) S.C. Panigrahi , Chandan Kumar
To prevent rapid climate change it is necessary to reduce net anthropogenic Co2 emission as well as to find sinks for generated co2. So I prepared a construction material which will use bulk quantity of ash generated from thermal power plant and it will also absorb co2 efficiently from the atmosphere. It is easy to market because of the following reasons • The higher the addition of Magnesia to the building materials the more is the permeability to absorb co2.
• Fully carbonate with in a year.
• The material can be recycled back into cement.
• Strength properties are completely comparable to Portland cement
Sudhanshu Shekhar , Ankush Jindal
Developing next generation MRI Viewers for automatic detection and analysis of Brain Tumors, empowering the current diagnosis with reduced manual errors and increased efficiency while saving time and money. The cause of Innovation has been inspired by the United Nations Millennium Goal of producing a disease free world and providing better health care facilities and technologies for the future generations. Every year thousands of people die around the globe as a result of different brain tumors. Some due to:
• human incapability because of large variations in size, location and form of
the Brain Tumors,
• while some due to human errors because of increasing number of Neuropatients
leading to a huge manual workload on small Radiology group
This inspired us to develop a tool which can assist radiologist by automatically
detecting Brain Tumors in MRI images and thus help in
Saving Money and
Saving Radiologists for more complex and expertise requiring
JERRY J MARTIN , LINDA ANN JAMES
Speech-Bee is a communication device for the speech-impaired. It is basically a text-to-speech converter (English & Malayalam) with unlimited vocabulary along with voice calling. It pronounces the text typed into it. The speed, pitch, tone and volume of the speech can be varied and hence, emotions can be expressed. Voice calling can be implemented through GPRS, pairing to a mobile phone via Bluetooth, or connecting to a land-phone line.
5.EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF A SINGLE CYLINDER DIESEL ENGINE USING BIO-DIESEL FROM WASTE COOKING OIL UNDER VARIABLE COMPRESSION RATIO
N KRISHNAN , M NAVIN NISCHAL
The main aim of this project is to Extract a biodiesel from a waste source, namely waste cooking oil [sunflower oil used for cooking], as a promising alternative fuel for the future. A novel technique is used in the extraction of this fuel. Enzymatic transesterification is used here, which gives a better yield than the conventional method in Extraction of biodiesel. Based on the experimental results obtained, we have found out that the biodiesel so produced is of industrial standards with a higher yield. This in turn results in better performance of the engine, reduces the emissions and also lowers the operating cost of the vehicle.
6.A PORTABLE COMMUNICATION AID FOR HEARING AND SPEECH IMPAIRED
Jibin Jose , Ariyalatha Jose
Dency G B , Liji J Thomas
We have developed a system to provide an effective communication between the hearing and speech impaired and the normal people. The basic idea of the system is that the sign languages shown by the deaf and mute can be converted into text and speech signals using powerful sensors and processors. Also the speech signals delivered by the normal person could be converted into text. This ensures a two way communication. The device is portable, flexible and cost effective. The system could be worn by user.
SAHAYA is a wheeled robot that can be used to assist elderly and physically challenged people in their day-to-day home navigation. It is a gesture based wheelchair system which takes hand gestures from the user as the input to navigate manually inside a house or automatically to the entrance of a room. It is a low-power low, low-cost system that has a normal wheelchair framework and two motors driven by batteries embedded on the wheelchair. The advantage of SAHAYA is that, it can be used by even quadriplegics since it requires minimal effort for navigation
Gurajala Srinivas Praharshith
Raidu Venu Madhav
Vudumula Harsha Vardhan Reddy
Advancements in technology have kindled the rise of environmental problems such as pollution, global warming, extinction of animal species and ecological imbalance. Plastic waste especially those, made up of LDPE augment the rate of environment pollution. Hence separation or segregation of plastic waste is one of the important processes that need to be implemented to reduce any adverse environmental impact. Tribo-electrostatic separation involves the charging of plastic waste in a charging device which can then be separated in an electrostatic field owing to the difference in the electrostatic force acting on different plastics. A Tribo-electrostatic separator module consists of a Tribo-charger where the waste is charged by mechanically exciting the mixture leading to material-material contact among the plastic flakes and a Separator which includes a set of oppositely charged electrodes setting-up an electrostatic field. When the charged mixture is allowed to fall through this field depending on the polarity and magnitude of charges accumulated in the surface of the flakes they are segregated. This project is a small step to realize the goal of the world as a greener and cleaner place to live, as “A journey of thousand miles starts with a single step.”
9.SAFE DRIVE-A MULTICAECUM MULTISECURITY SYSTEM FOR SAFEDRIVING
JANE JOJI , SHARON ROSE SIMON , ESMY THEKKETH,
NEENU KIRON, DEEPAK DEVASSY
This system enhances safe and continuous monitoring of vehicle driving.The functional and biological features include:
1. Image pattern recognition
2. Alcohol concentration
3. Abnormal pulse rate
4. Deviation of vehicle
5. Ambient noise analysis
6. Mini blackbox system
7. GSM and GPS technologies incorporated are monitored.
This entire details are being processed and analysed with the help of a smart algorithm and the algorithm will trigger appropriate warning to the driver and suitable alert messages are transmitted to nearby authorities [ police station, hospital]and is alone with the help of GPS
10.Voice In Text Out and Text In Voice Out Communication Device for Deaf – Mute
Srigitha.s.nath, Madhankumar.K , Poonchezhian.A Govindan.M
The challenge of this project is finding a communication system for these deaf-dumb people, using which they can connect with the hearing world. If the deaf wants to express something then simply he can type using keyboard, the typed words will be played as voice and similarly if the normal is speaking in front of the microphone it will be converted into text. Using the device, a deaf-dumb person can have real time conversations in shops and with friends and even deaf-dumb people can communicate with the blind people. The sensor implemented in this project will give alert to deaf peoples while crossing road and going in traffic.
BINU MATHEW , SOUMYA JOSE.T , SREELAKSHMI C.S ,STEFFY MARY JOSE , SUNIL SUNNY
In this project we are introducing an innovative way for the development of mosquito trapping system using biological control techniques. It comprises the development of new, safe, and effective biological, non-pesticidal control methods for blood sucking and filth inhabiting insects and other arthropods of medical and veterinary importance. Unit research priorities in this proposal include, • Study of biological activity of repellents, attractants and fabric-applied toxicants. • Evaluation and development of a novel mosquito trap circuitry using high voltage
sources and their power back up using eco-friendly designs. • Implementation of the system by considering the power consumption using the technology and engineering knowledge.
GEORGE M JOSEPH , SREEVISHNU S , ABHILASH G KAMMATH, GOBIND GOPAL , SURYA KUMAR S, KARTHIK R
The Suraksha Passenger Safety System is designed to inform the emergency services in the immediate aftermath of an accident. The System contains a GPSGSM combo interfaced to send out a text message in the event of an accident. This encoded text message is sent to a Suraksha Server which decodes the message and retrieves information regarding the co-ordinates and other details. This wealth of information is sent to the nearest Ambulance service to provide instant service to roadside accidents. Hence, Suraksha improves reaction times of emergency services by several orders.
13. Motion Replicator Robot
Jijo Paul , Albin Joseph
Gestures play a vital role in communications. A lot of ideas can be conveyed through the mere movements of the limbs and fingers. Since the inception of the concept of haptics, lots of efforts were made to manipulate these gestures to use them in the day today life in order to control or to express ones thoughts. This project deals with proposing and implementing an advanced and precise motion replicator robot with extensive features to replicate movements or gestures with a simple and versatile arrangement which also facilitates the movements to be amplified or modified to be in any dimensions. The replicator system can be developed as a low cost solution for applications that can bring about revolutionary developments in areas of Industry, Communication, Medicine, Defence etc.
The application of the robot is virtually unlimited this can be used almost anywhere for any purpose.
• Virtual presence.
• Process automation.
• Bomb disarming.
• Handling heavy machinery.
• Handling hazardous material.
• Defence and surveillance.
• Gesture control.
The main idea of our work was to design and put together an autonomous robot, which would be capable of following a path using certain constraints and though keeping a watch on the environment.The main benefit which can be seen is making a substitute of night watchmen during the cold winter nights and in the places sensitive to human life.This robot can be proved as a substitute for night watchmen.Though there are many other uses that can be taken. The robot could avoid obstacles of certain dimensions on its way. The guideline and obstacles on the way would be detected and located thanks to a set of infrared sensors whose signals are thoroughly analysed and processed in the Atmega8 microcontroller