Recently, it was reported that a Faridabad based team, currently studying in Manav Rachna Institute of Research and Studies, has won Microsoft Imagine Cup Asia Regional Semifinals called “Olympics of Technology”, a global annual competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft. on Tuesday in Sydney. With that, he is one step closer to win the finals and receive an award of $10,000 to be held in the US.
The Team received the award for their development of “Caeli”, which means air. ‘Caelli’ is a mask developed due to automated anti-pollution and for drug-delivery designed for asthmatic and chronic respiratory patients.
It possesses features that help to improve the quality of air for respiratory patients living in polluted areas of the country mainly Delhi NCR.
“At a time when air pollution is a big concern in various countries including India, we are collecting the real-time air pollution data that can be used by relevant stakeholders and the Indian government. They can integrate our APIs into their projects and gain more insights,” Aakash Bhadana from the “Caeli” team told IANS.
They won $15000 for their win at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Asia Regional Semifinals securing their position in the finals which is to be held at Microsoft’s Redmond-based headquarters in May.
At the Semifinals, the first-runner up was “Rail Nova China” team that built a Rail Component Inspection Robot (AI+IoT) which was developed through the automatic positioning and also for identifying various defects through multi-sensor fusion in order to realize the replacement of workers in a rail inspection project.
The second runner-up was from Philippines “USCAID” who build the Aqua Check app that utilizes Microsoft Azure’s Custom Vision to allow anyone analyses for contamination of water by taking a photo of a water sample through a microscope.
There were three Indian teams among the 12 Asia finalists. The other two teams were from the Tamil Nadu-based Vellore Institute of Technology and Bengaluru-based R.V. College of Engineering.