The winning teams of Smart India Hackathon 2018 – Hardware Edition for the theme Import Substitution are:
Team Bramhansh on Bone Conduction Headphone
Team Emblaze on Smart solar rail track fault detection system
Team Finity on Smart Electronic Switch
Team Combations on Pollution Tracker
Team Bramhansh on Bone conduction headphone, Shri Shankaracharya College of Engineering and Technology, Chhattisgarh
Idea: Device is designed to help people with partial hearing impairment, where sound cannot take the natural path from the outer to the inner ear, bone conduction can help them get round the issue. Currently imported product price is about Rs.7,000/-. We are developing bone conduction transducer, which has proven to provide good quality base and sound in initial prototypes at very lower price. Now working on miniaturisation and testing of these transducers and Amplifier which will bring the cost of headphones by 6 to 7 times lesser than the imported version.
First Runner Up
Team Emblaze on Smart solar rail track fault detection system, Aalim Muhammed Salegh College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu
Idea: Inspection of railway tracks is done manually which is a exhaustive and expensive in terms of time and effort. New system can help in the inspection of railway tracks automatically with minimal human intervention. The core requirement is to eliminate the use of multiple sensors to detect the faults in the tracks by introducing a compact e- vehicle which can run on the railway tracks with fewer sensors and video camera to detect the faults, and GPS system predicts the exact location of the fault and alert the maintenance team. The device also records the data for future use.
Second Runner up
Team Finity on Smart Electronic Switch, Parul Institute of Engineering and Technology, Gujarat
Idea: Coming up with this problem we just have one goal “To build an appliance which should be smart enough to cut out this extra electricity bill, by turning OFF the devices which are not in use”. Now to turn OFF the devices we would need a smart switch which can differentiate between working and standby device. So, basically we would make a Prototype which would have a smart turn OFF circuit to turn off unused devices.
Second Runner up
Team Combations on Pollution Tracker, B V Raju Institute of Technology, Telengana
Idea: We intent to detect the different gases ppm concentration in air and measure the air quality index. The data is then sent to the cloud, which is then accessible to the concerned authorities via mobile application and web application. Alerts are raised in case of detection of presence of any harmful gas in the environment. It would be a portable device.
This is indeed a pride to the city and state of Tamil Nadu. While there are young engineers who seek conventional work there are many who are innovators and this grand finale has thrown light on such student innovators. The hardware projects that students innovated over this 5 day hackathon are likely to revolutionalise the industrial sector in India and globally!