IIT, Mumbai wins Analog Devices' student design contest

by K C Krishnadas, TechOnline India - September 15, 2011

IIT, Mumbai wins company's Indian student design award


Analog Devices has said Anvesha Amaravati and Deepesh Kamani of Indian Institute of Technoogy, Mumbai (IITB) have topped in Anveshan,  its student design project fellowship for system-level engineering expertise among engineering students.  Anvesha and Deepesh won it for their project on Low-Power and Affordable Activity Monitoring  for healthcare applications.

Through programs like Anveshan Fellowship, we are able to recognize, encourage and reward students who are keen to learn.  We are delighted with the level of creativity and caliber of design ideas presented by all of the entrants, and we extend appreciation to all participants, said Howard Cheng, Vice president, Asia Sales & Marketing, Analog Devices., Inc. (ADI).

ADI India invited students from select engineering institutes including the IITs and National Institutes of Technology to submit a proposal for a prototype of an innovative electronic solution preferably from one of three specified applications:  Affordable Healthcare, Green Energy and Automotive.  Five innovative proposals were then shortlisted from many submissions, to build their prototypes using semiconductor products from Analog Devices.  

“Collaboration between industry, academia, and the student community is essential to grooming talent capable of developing next-generation technologies. The hallmark of the  fellowship is the opportunity afforded to shortlisted teams to work closely with senior engineers from Analog Devices, who mentored the students over a six-month period to complete their prototypes. For ADI, it was an opportunity to reinforce the company’s commitment to nurturing student talent,” said S. Karthik, Engineering Director India Product Development Centre (IPDC), Analog Devices India .

 

Details of the award winners:

 

 

  (Photo: Howard Cheng of Analog Devices with Anvesha Amaravati and Deepesh Kamani. Courtesy Analog Devices Inc.)

  • First Place: Anvesha Amaravati and Deepesh Kamani
  • Prizes Awarded: Rs 100,000 and Rs 20,000 to the University  guide
  • University: Indian Institute of Technology , Mumbai – IITB
  • Project:  Low-Power and Affordable Activity Monitoring for Healthcare Applications

Project Abstract: Designed by IIT Mumbai, the healthcare monitoring product would be a step ahead in bridging the gap between the needs of rural and urban healthcare.  This affordable low-power, low-cost healthcare monitoring product based on Analog Devices precision signal processing (AD8552, AD8508 and AD8515 - low power low noise operational amplifiers, AD8226 - Instrumentation amplifier, AD7682 - low power high precision A/D converter, and ADSP-BF592 – low cost Blackfin Processor ) can be used for both personal activity monitoring as well as patient monitoring , thus addressing the needs of both low-cost consumer healthcare and in-patient hospital care applications.
 
  • Second Place: Aditya Joshi and Adarsh Giri
  • Prizes Awarded: Rs 40,000 and Rs 10,000 to the University guide
  • University: Indian Institute of Science – IISc, Bangalore
  • Project:  Video Stitching

Project Abstract:  The field of view of normal digital video? cameras is limited to a maximum of 90 degrees in the horizontal plane. The signal processing capabilities of Analog Devices’ dual core Blackfin processor, the ADSP-BF561, helps to monitor video captured by multiple cameras and construct a panoramic video by stitching together multiple video.   This would have application in the security, surveillance and automotive markets.

 

  • Joint Second Place : Yash Chitalia, Rashida Bohra and Pratik Virkud
  • Prizes Awarded: Rs 40,000 and Rs 10,000 to the University guide
  • University: K J Somaiya College of Engineering , Mumbai
  • Project:  Helping Hand

Project Abstract: Helping Hand, a prosthetic arm replicates the human arm in behavior and function by virtue of interpreting the neuro-muscular signals generated by thoughts and converting them into specific movements. The design done by K J Somaiya College of Engineering uses several low-power signal processing components (AD620 - high accuracy low power Instrumentation amplifier and AD8639 - precision amplifier) from Analog Devices and aims for introducing this as an alternate low- power, low-cost technology for prosthetic arms.

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