Affordable Peak Flow Meter

Each year, billions of dollars are invested in R&D by various global companies to find new cures for ailments. But these advanced medical facilities are out of reach for people from economically weak backgrounds, especially the majority of rural population in India. There is a serious shortage of inexpensive medical care devices designed for use in rural areas. This leads to prevalence of untreated diseases and occurrence of lakhs of […]

Wearable ACL Tear Detector

Did you know that the knee is the largest joint in the body, and one of the most easily injured? Among Indians, one of the most common injuries is Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear that affects the knee. ACL is also responsible for providing almost 90% of the stability to the knee joint. Our goal was to create a device that could accurately measure the pressure being applied to the knee. The […]

Personalized Robotic Feeder

Physically disabled people have a hard time in getting even their basic needs completed. They are heavily dependent on a caregiver for help. Disabled people with weak motor skills don’t have any independence in doing their daily activities. There is a lot of scope for technology to assist them in having better lives, but so far little progress has been made. As of 2011, there were 26 million disabled people […]

Interactive Data Visualizations

There is a huge amount of data in the public domain in India. Each government department has piles of data that they have been recording over the decades. Much of it is not digitized and considered useless. The has been an increase in the quantity and quality of data that has been collected over the years. But, unfortunately the majority of the population is not aware of the treasure that […]

5 Things to Remember for Real Innovation

During the second phase of the Bio Asia Devthon, we had some great speakers and mentors who helped participants delve into the design thinking process. Speakers included Dheeraj Batra, from DLabs, Indian School of Business, Honey Bajaj of Dr. Reddy’s Labs and Dhruv from L V Prasad Innovation Centre. The following 5 points are a mix of what we heard from all these speakers, who are innovators in their own […]

#UberInnovate this weekend!

Not sure how to get around during morning traffic on weekends? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re happy to announce our partnership with Uber Hyderabad who are providing a free ride exclusively for the Hackspace. So go ahead and register for Idea Discovery Weekend, here. Uber is a mobile app that lets you request a safe and stylish ride within minutes. The service is round the clock and it […]

Introducing the Idea Discovery Weekend!

In the last one year, Devthon has seen innovations ranging from urban transportation for sustainable cities to smart stoves for hazard-free homes. All of them were addressing real world challenges. We’ve seen proof of concepts, well thought designs and awesome prototypes. Through the journey and insights, we found that there was a need for a platform to discover ideas, research challenges and draft possible solutions. This week, we are excited […]

True Fun and Innovation is out here

This guest post is by Febin John James. He is currently working on his startup Boutline where he is the Director & Co-Founder. You and hackathons? I love hackathons. I have been to many hackathons in Bangalore. I am always on the lookout for something to try new things and meet new people. But, for the first time I saw something different in one of the portals. It was called […]

Movies, Books and Breaking Bad in Devthon@EFLU

Deriving from the innovation culture of Devthon, students of the Computational Linguistics department were part of the Devthon@Campus edition in Hyderabad, India hosted by the department from the English and Foreign Languages University. A diverse mix of brilliant minds congregated on February 1st to solve problem statements that were discussed through the week. It started with Indranil introducing the format, followed by Sugandh giving a primer on NLP and introducing […]

10 lessons on ideas & innovation through Guy Kawasaki’s Q&A

About an hour back, Guy Kawasaki, a Silicon Valley author, speaker, investor and business advisor, announced a Q&A on his Facebook account. The session brings in a lot of lessons for young hackers to pursue innovation. Here are 10 lessons we derived, along with links to each learning. Kindly note each link leads to the same Q&A session but a different question. Innovation is creating things before people ask them […]