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A taste of future with students of IIT-Delhi

A project on the preservation of architectural heritage, a green transit system, a three-wheeler that runs on hydrogen and many more. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Apr 19, 2012 00:25 IST
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A project on the preservation of architectural heritage, a green transit system, a three-wheeler that runs on hydrogen and many more.


The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, is back with its innovation festival, which showcases projects made by professors and students.

The fest, which is being held for the eighth consecutive year, will be thrown open to the public on Saturday.

Projects on display, include:

Roshini: Indoor navigation system

Wall mounted sensors, a smart phone and an infra red receiver can make it much easier for the visually impaired to navigate a building. Students at IIT Delhi have created a navigation system based on the Global Positioning System that can work well if floor plans of building are available.

“The buildings will have infrared enabled wall mounted units at a distance of every seven metres. The visually impaired person will wear an infrared receiver on his/her waist and can obtain directions by pressing keys on their smart phone,” said Dhruv Jain, co-creator of the equipment.

Needle free delivery of medicine

Those afraid of needles and injections, may soon be able to do without it.

Professors and students have come up with a device to send drugs into the body without syringes or capsules. Using modulating current A watch-like device will send drugs into the body simply by placing the medicated solution on skin.

“This device is especially useful for diabetes and arthritis patients who have to inject themselves with insulin and painkillers everyday,” said Sneh Anand, professor, Centre of Biomedical Engineering.

Digital Heritage Preservation

In partnership with various other organisations of the country, a team at IIT, Delhi is in the process of helping people walk through the temples of Hampi while sitting in Delhi.

“The project has significant uses in the future. If an earthquake or some other calamity causes significant damage to a heritage structure, this 3D mapping project will come in use to restore it to what it used to be,” said Neeraj Kulkarni, one of the students working on the project.