Teams SAK, Bend and Vindicators, three student teams from the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, have been ranked among the top 15 teams nation-wide in the Cisco ThingQbator program. Cisco ThingQbator is a prestigious IoT makerspace community program for universities to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship among the student community. This program is supported by NASSCOM foundation, Project DEFY and Li2 Technologies. 

The teams from Amrita were felicitated by Mr. Vishwanathan Iyer, Vice-President, Cisco, in a colorful ceremony held at Cisco's Bangalore campus on July 2, 2019. 

Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, said, “I am very proud of these three Amrita teams, who have aced the Cisco ThingQbator program from among hundreds of student teams participating in this prestigious innovation program. True to the vision of the Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma, of ‘compassion-driven research’, the prototype solutions developed by our students addresse societal challenges in healthcare, security and safety.”

Team SAK developed a prototype smart glove that provides directions which eliminates the need to check the phone GPS while riding in a bike. The team members are Juluru Anudeep, Gudimetla Kowshik, Chennuru Vineeth and Priyamvada Mahesh, from the 2016-2020 batch B. Tech. Computer Science and Engineering, mentored by Dr. K. V. Shriram, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Team Bend developed a prototype Virtual Reality (VR) game which responds to the motion of the human user in such a way that it becomes an exercise to reduce lower back pain. The team members are Kishore Ramesh, Nehal Ram Surya B., Mohan Karthik V. and Ragul P., from the 2016-2020 batch B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering, mentored by Prof. Prashant R. Nair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Team Vindicators developed an application to prevent crimes and thefts in ATMs using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The team members are Prashanth Saravanan, Aditya Shanmugham and S. K. Hariesh, from 2017-2021 batch B.Tech. Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) and Sharan Vishnu from 2017-2021 batch B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering.

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