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All posts by Rekha Sivakumar

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Nov'19

New Generation Washing Machine

Team Members: Gokul G.P, Bagawathi S.V, Rekha S. Problem Statement: A smart washing machine that solves problems in existing models.This device,automatically finds and takes the required amount of detergent from a pre-loaded container within the machine. Also,it filters the water at the outflow.This makes it economic and feasible while being eco-friendly.It also includes a back up power supply and water storage unit.This ensures that in case of power failure or water unavailability, the current cycle of clothes are washed. User Persona: Families,working bachelors. Interview: 1) Do you face this problem? (Why, When, Where and How?) Yes.Our washing machine stops when there is a power cut.So,the clothes remain stuck inside. 2) Do you know anyone who does? Yes.Many models have this problem. 3) Examples / Experiences on this During the flood season,there was a power cut for 2 days. Our clothes were stuck inside and had started to stink.  4) Is there anything that solves this? Why don't you use it? Modern washing machines can solve it.But, they are costly and use more water. 5) How much would you pay to fix it? 10,000 more than the market price of current washing machines User Journeys: 1.Detecting amount of detergent when switched…

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Nov'19

Alcohol Detection,Public Safety &Driver Safety Measures

Team Members: Gokul G.P, Bagawathi S.V, Rekha S. Problem Statement: In the recent years, drunk driving has been one of the major causes of deaths across the world. This project aims at detecting how drunk a driver is and if he/she is in a state to drive or not. If they are drunk when they enter the vehicle, the engine is switched off automatically. If the driver drinks while the vehicle is in motion, the rpm is reduced and the vehicle is brought to a stop. After,the engine is locked, they can opt to book a cab home with the help of an app. If the driver is indeed not drunk and still wants to start the vehicle, a captcha code provided in the app has to entered. This provides another layer of security. User Persona: Public Safety. Drivers who resort to drunk driving, cab companies Interview: 1) Do you face this problem? Yes!Very often we spot drivers who have lost control of their vehicle because of alcohol consumption. 2) Do you know anyone who does? Yes.Many of my fellow drivers and passengers face the same problem as I do. 3) Examples / Experiences on this I spotted an accident…

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Oct'19

Comatose Monitoring System

Team Members: Gokul G.P, Bagawathi S.V, Rekha S. Problem Statement: Coma, it is a state of unconsciousness in which patient cannot feel or respond to the pain, light or sound. For a patient in this condition,it is necessary to monitor and have a continuous update of certain body parameters. With the help of IoT, we can build a system to track the health status of multiple patients at any given time with almost nil error and provide ease of access to doctors and family members in monitoring the patient's condition on a day to day basis. User Persona: Comatose Monitoring : Generally a coma patient is discharged and shifted home, the doctor can get updates on the patient's condition without having to physically come over and check. Interview: Interview with Dr. Geetha Kumaresan M.B.B.S, Katpadi GHQ: Do you face this problem?A: I would’nt call this to be a problem as it is a doctors primary duty to keep a check on the patientswell-being, but with such improving technology, I feel it is better monitoring a comatose person fromhome and it is a boost to the doctors to get information on their mobile devices regarding the state oftheir coma patients. It…

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