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IBETO, A Platform for Innovative Minds

In an attempt to bring out innovative ideas from engineering students, Government Model Engineering College, Kochi

Published: 21st February 2014 08:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2014 08:33 AM   |  A+A-

In an attempt to bring out innovative ideas from engineering students, Government Model Engineering College, Kochi, will conduct the  3rd edition of ‘IBETO - Innovations For A Better Tomorrow’, a technical innovation competition, as part of their annual technical symposium ‘EXCEL 2014’ on February 24 in the college campus.

IBETO, as in its two previous editions, will urge the student community to develop a socially-relevant idea that may prove to be an effective solution for a problem faced by a group or individual during their day-to-day life.

As part of their vision to use technology for the betterment of society, viable projects brought up during the event will be funded by the organisers and mentored by eminent personalities.

In the last two years, IBETO has successfully managed to fuel and accomplish several ideas which includes the sign decoder and Low Power Wireless Sensor Network For Intelligent Agricultural Farming.

Of which, the sign decoder is a smartphone app that can convert the sign language of the hearing impaired into text and speech signals while the latter proposed to harness wind energy and power different sensors which measure the different parameters in a region. ‘Pulse of a Billion’, a portable tricoder device which can measure vital body stats like the pulse, cardiac rhythm and heart rate which would enable a preliminary monitoring of diseases was also touted in the previous edition of IBETO.

A technology named Voice Interactive Email Client for Blinds (VEB), tried to bridge the gap between blind users and e-mail applications. VEB enables a voice interactive interface between email clients and the blind user enabling them to give voice commands.

To add to this list of innovations, this year’s IBETO has invited participants to send in relevant problems that they come across in daily lives. A problem statement, a clear description of an issue faced by a group or individual in the society, can be forwarded to ibeto@excelmec.org. For more details, contact 9746834201.

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