AmritaWNA have developed World's First Wireless Sensor Network System for the Detection and Early Warning of Landslides. The Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA) is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary center for teaching and research at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam campus.In less than a decade.

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AmritaWNA OceanNet Project Receives U.S. Patent

Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA) has been granted a new U.S. patent (US20170230841A1) for its OceanNet project, developed by a team of researchers from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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U.S. Patent Granted for AmritaWNA's Wearable Wireless Tongue Controlled Devices


Amrita Center for Wireless Networks & Applications (AmritaWNA) has received a new US patent (Patent number US9996168B2) for "Wearable wireless tongue controlled devices”.

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Amrita WNA Researchers & Students Win 1st Prize in Maxim IoT Contest Conducted at BIEC, Bengaluru

Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications students and researchers won 1st prize in Maxim IoT Contest conducted at BIEC, Bengaluru on March 4, 2017. Sruthy K., Kripesh E. V., Keerthi S. Mohan and Gayatri B. from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham won the award of Rs. 1 Lakh for the project titled, ‘Remote Patient Monitoring System’, after being shortlisted among the top 10 teams.

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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Awarded World Centre of Excellence on Landslide Disaster Reduction


Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham was awarded the ‘World Centre of Excellence on Landslide Disaster Reduction’ by the International Program on Landslides (IPL) at the fourth World Landslide Forum, which was held at Ljubljana, Slovenia from 29th May-2nd June, 2017. This title will be held by the institution till 2020.

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AmritaWNA at UNAI-Amrita Conference

  • The keynote address at the conference was delivered by Sadguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
  •  Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh of AmritaWNA speaks on Wireless Communication for Disaster Management at United Nations Academic Impact-Amrita Conference at UN Head Quarters , New York On 8th July 2015 
  • Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, Director, AmritaWNA and Dr. Maarten van Steen, Scientific Director of CTIT, University of Twente spoke on the topic Wireless Communication for Disaster Management during the one-day conference. As part of the conference, Dr. Maneesha discussed how wireless communication is used in giving an early warning on landslides. 


Parliament Praises AmritaWNA’s Real Time Landslide Monitoring and Detection System


The Minister of State for Planning, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Ashwani Kumar stated in Rajya Sabha today that so far no technology system is developed to predict natural calamities in the country. However, a pilot deployment of a tailored real time wireless sensor network (WSN) is designed and developed by the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for monitoring and detection of heavy rainfall induced landslides only over a selected hill slope of Munnar, Kerala. 

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Amrita Spandanam launch by Honourable Prime Minister of India , Sri Narendra Modi

Amrita Spandanam prototype being unveiled on September 26, 2013, at Amritavarsham 60, The 60th Birthday Celebrations of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) by the present Honourable Prime Minister of India , Sri Narendra Modi

AmritaSpandanam Devices are deployed at rural area to monitor patients health remotely in real time.

The device could read ECG using low cost sensors and then send the data to patients Mobile phone via the Bluetooth protocol and further the data is transferred to doctors smartphone/PC through GSM modules.

The doctor could give medical advice remotely.


NABARD Award for Rural Innovations ,  2012

NABARD Award for Rural Innovations 2012 is an initiative of NABARD to recognize and reward innovations which have created a paradigm shift in the standard or quality of life in the rural India

Dr. Maneesha V Sudeer, Director of Amrita centre for Wireless Networks and Application, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, receiving the NABARD Award from then Finance Minister, Dr. P Chidambaram, for her outstanding commitment towards the development of Landslide detection device at the rural villages of Munnar, Idukki.


AmritaWNA Receives U.S. Patent for Wireless Landslide Detection System


AmritaWNA’s Wireless Sensor Network-based Landslide Detection System has officially received a United States patent and trademark. The system was engendered via the prestigious Indo-European WINSOC (Wireless Sensor Networks with Self-Organization Capabilities for Critical and Emergency Applications) project. The Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) system was developed in order to detect and issue early warnings for rainfall induced landslides and, subsequently, save lives.

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AmritaWNA Develops World's First Wireless Sensor Network System for the Detection and Early Warning of Landslides


The Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA) is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary center for teaching and research at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam campus. Launched in 2006, AmritaWNA began as a R&D center with the vision of promoting, developing, and applying the use of wireless technologies in a variety of fields that would benefit society.

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One of The Top Researchers In India By Careers360 – March 2014 Edition

Dr.Maneesha V Ramesh was ranked among the top 100 researchers in India by Careers360.  Amrita Centre for Wireless Networks and Application, listed as one of  the best research centers in social sciences  category

Sanskar : The Interactive Android App


App was one among the top five in the 2012 Create UNAOC Challenge.

Sponsored by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in collaboration with the MIT Education Arcade.

App uses Augmented Reality and Participatory Sensing for Enhancing Cultural harmonies between different cultures.

Cash Award: $5000.00

Developed by Mr. Rahul Krishnan (AmritaWNA)

Guided By: Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh

Amrita Paper Wins Top Paper Award

Amrita’s paper Real-Time Wireless Sensor Network for Landslide Detection was awarded a top paper award in the recently concluded conference SENSORCOMM 2009held in Athens, Greece.

Best Paper Award for AmritaWNA

                        Amrita research paper titled Real-Time Monitoring and Detection of Heart Attack using Wireless Sensor Networks was awarded the best paper at SENSORCOMM 2010, the 4th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications

AmritaWNA received the best poster award in ACM SENSYS 2013

 This paper deals with an optimal energy management scheme in Landslide detection system deployed in Kerala. Based on the meteorological, hydrological and soil parameters, sensors will be prioritized and selects appropriate sensors for event handling. This research work has developed effective algorithms for sensor prioritization, dynamic scheduling and adaptive sampling which makes the system energy efficient. The results of this research work shows that the life time of the network has been extended due to the implementation of this adaptive energy management schemes.

AmritaWNA Paper published in International Journal

Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, Director of AmritaWNA, Anjitha Shanmughan and Rekha P. are co-authors of this research paper titled Context aware ad hoc network for mitigation of crowd disaster

AmritaWNA Develops India’s First Remote-Triggered Virtual Lab in Computer Science

When Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham deployed India’s first wireless sensor network system to detect rainfall induced landslides in Munnar, Kerala, the project garnered global attention.

Now students all over India can learn more about wireless sensor networks and even test virtual deployments thanks to a new initiative to develop virtual labs based on these concepts.

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Student's Achievements


Student Name

Batch Award Name Award Winning Work Cash Award
Rahul Krishnan

PhD Scholar, AmritaWNA

Create UNAOC Challenge-2012 SANSKAR- The Interactive Android App

Rs 3,00,000/-

Ashik Anand, Deepak N D , Ayyappan Ajan and Diljith P C

B Tech

EEE 2009-13

IEEE Region-10 Award for Humanitarian Challenge  2013

Landslide Early Warning System using Strain Gauges

Rs 1,00,000/-

Dhanesh Raj

M Tech WNA 2012-14

1.Bright Idea Award 2014

2.Innovation Seed Grand (Amrita TBI)

Real Time Urethra Control  using  EAP for urinary incontinence

1.Rs 3,000/-

2.Rs 25,000/-

Keerthi Mohan

M Tech WNA 2012-14

1.Bright Idea Award 2014 (Amrita TBI)

Channel Model for Wireless Implantable Targeted Drug Delivery System

1.Rs 3,000/-