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Student project from Amrita funded by IEEE Foundation for US $7520

We are very proud and honoured in informing you all that the project “Intelligent Home Navigation System for Elderly and Physically Challenged” by a team of Mr. Rajesh Kannan, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham IEEE BC,  Ramesh N Nair and Sai Manoj P, both students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham IEEE SB, Kollam has got a grant of US $7,520 (approx. Rs 3,45,000) from IEEE Foundation Inc., NJ, USA. This a great achievement for IEEE Student Branch of Amrita , LINK and for the IEEE Kerala Section. This is the first time in the history of IEEE Kerala Section that a student project has got a grant worth US $7520. This is also the first in our campus history that students are getting such an high amount as grants for their projects. The project will span for a duration of two years.

Project Summary:

Title: Intelligent Home Navigation System (IHNS) for the elderly and the physically challenged.

Summary: Normally the elderly people forget the way to the different rooms in the home and the physically challenged people find it tough to navigate inside without external aid. The existing systems such as joy stick control wheelchairs are not customizable to deal with different degrees of disability. This project helps the unfortunate elderly and the physically challenged people which include the quadriplegics for their locomotion inside the home with the help of a gesture based wheelchair. The system comprises of preloaded map of the home for automation, and the personal security features.


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