IIT Delhi bags top reward at the GITEX competition

Indian students shine at the GITEX Technology Week Student Lab competition with their cutting-edge women defense device.

IIT Delhi students win Gitex prize, new tech gadgets

A team of five from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi landed the leading award at the GITEX Technology Week Student Lab competition for ProtectMe, an item which boosts females’s safety by combining a wearable device, command area as well as mobile app to sharp authorities as well as possibly volunteers when the wearer is attacked, all while taping live audio-visual feeds.

Edging out greater than 50 competing applications from colleges throughout the Middle East, Africa, as well as South Asia, the Indian pupils – Paras Batra, Ayush Banka, Avinash Bansa, Chiraag Kapil, and also Manik Mehta- victoried AED 30,000 under their newly started ‘Leaf Laboratory team’.

“Violence versus females and also ladies has ended up being an international pandemic and, as the next generation of world citizens, we felt obliged to come up with an option,” said Manik Mehta, Co-Founder, Leaf Laboratory. “The finest component of having GITEX was to obtain our idea validated from over 1,300 people within 4 days. A bulk of them strongly told us we had produced a quite common solution to a great deal of issues – including youngster kidnapping – as well as that we should increase it past ladies’s safety.”

Sponsored by the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs (MoPA), in organization with Google for Work, the GITEX Technology Week Pupil Laboratory honors recognise as well as promote intense and also cutting-edge ICT students.

Abdallah Ourad as well as Omar Abduljaleel from the UAE’s Khalifa College took 2nd place and AED 20,000 for Tabibi/MedCare, an all-in-one electronic registered nurse, while Abid Al Balushi from Al Musanna University of Technology in Oman got third place as well as AED 10,000 for ‘A Live Interior Design Encounter Via Online’, an e-commerce web site for indoor design.

One of the GITEX Pupil Lab competition courts, Abdel Wahed Bendaoua, Head of Google for Operate in Center East and Africa, stated: “We are pleased to support the competition and urge pupils at a youthful age to love knowing and to become active developers of tomorrow’s modern technology.”

In addition to Bendaoua, courts included Ahmed Al Hassani, Head of Networks and Systems Device, MoPA, as well as Majed Farouck Hanna, General Supervisor, Culture of Engineers, UAE. Ballot was determined 90 percent by the judges and 10 percent from GITEX visitors.

“We praise all the shortlisted Pupil Lab groups as well as especially the victors, whose ingenious projects demonstrate exactly how the strong ICT programs in universities throughout the Middle East, Africa, and also South Asia are fostering the next generation of modern technology leaders, who are leveraging mobile apps and also connectivity to make the globe a better area,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Elder Vice Head of state, Events as well as Occasions Administration, DWTC.