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Watch with social distancing alarm fetches this duo 3rd place in Techtopia fest

Watch with social distancing alarm fetches this duo 3rd place in Techtopia fest

Dhruv Singh (left) and Parth Gupta bagged the third place in Techtopia fest earlier this week.

Two young achievers from Class X, of Ryan International School ICSE Malad, Mumbai, have got all India third place in the Techtopia, ATL Tinkering Fest, 2020.

The team from the school consisting of Dhruv Singh and Parth Gupta, developed a project named "Infra-Watch". Their project aims at helping in maintaining social distancing at places like schools, markets, malls etc that tend to get crowded. 

The design of infra watch

Their project comprises a watch, with a simple, universal design, and attached to its bottom, is an Infrared Proximity Sensor. This sensor detects a person if he/she comes too close to the wearer, thereby violating the social distancing measures, and triggers an alarm. This alarm would be fitted inside an "Alarm Box" which would be strapped to the arm of the wearer. This alarm would, therefore, alert the wearer to maintain distance from others.

When asked about what inspired them to make this project, they said, “We were intrigued by the different social distancing devices being developed around the world, and thought, why not make a watch that would have the same function. It would even tell the time like a regular watch does and also alert the wearer about social distancing and who knows, this can even prove to be a life saver since any wrong step can result in a problem.”

On getting the idea they interacted on electronic media since they could not meet up at school, or any other place, due to the ongoing situation. “We made a 3D design and as we knew that the ‘Techtopia’ Fest was being held, we registered ourselves for it.”

On being asked about what they would like to say on securing the All India Third Place in the 3-D World Category of the Techfest, they responded, “We were ecstatic, overjoyed, and every other synonym you could think of, upon hearing the news of the result. Our parents were also elated. We would like to thank our Chairman Dr. A.F. Pinto, our Managing Director Grace Pinto, our HeadMistress Mrs Varsha Kumta, and our ATL Mentor Sumit Prajapati Sir, for giving us this opportunity of being a part of the Atal Tinkering Lab and developing such project”. TNS

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