Child prodigies develop ventilators, automatic sanitiser dispenser to aid COVID-19 fight

Child prodigies develop ventilators, automatic sanitiser dispenser to aid COVID-19 fight

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Pune, Apr 23: A brother-duo, Vinayak (8) and Kartik Tara (12), from Ambala city of Haryana have developed ventilators and automatic sanitiser dispenser to help reduce contact between the healthcare workers and COVID-19 patients.

Created at a bare minimum cost, the prototypes can be installed at hospitals, vegetable markets, general stores and police stations. Both the siblings have been pursuing a course in robotics for 4 years through RoboChamps, an edutech startup based out of Chandigarh. To curb further spread of the pandemic and help the frontline staff, the duo created the automatic sanitizer dispenser prototype that can detect a hand from a range of 2 cms, a release said.

It works in the same manner how automatic taps work in malls but the interesting aspect is that it has been built within a price bracket of Rs 850. Robochamps, the guiding inspiration for these kids, is aiming to deliver 100's of products immediately, and has urged for the support of the Indian government, the release added. Similarly, the kids have created automatic ventilators that works in synergy with a mobile app for accurate monitoring and controlling. The entire design is created to be economical within a price range of Rs 1,560.

The working prototype is tested and proven to be successful and can be helpful for medical staff and hospitals. The sibling duo conceptualised, designed and built the automated machines under the guidance of Akshay Ahuja, Founder, RoboChamps. Commenting on the feat, Mr Ahuja told, "We were working in a B2B model before the lockdown where we offer Robotics and Coding courses by setting up Labs in schools, however, due to corona lockdown we found it difficult to keep educating children due to our offline model. Hence, we have started consulting them through video conferencing to help them continue with their education."

"During the lockdown both our students were bored and thought of creating some robot so we started thinking of innovative ways of how we could create a Robot that could help during Corona, this is where the idea to create this Robot prototype came in mind," he remarked. Class 8 student Kartik said, "Since the lockdown, we have been seeing news all over the internet, television about how Corona has affected countries, people and economies at a large scale. We got inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiatives along with a few other startups for dealing with Corona. I want to contribute to society and promote Skill India." He further said, "I plan to be an entrepreneur one day and Akshay Sir has been constantly helping us during this project through video conferencing and we are relentlessly working on creating more Robots for future also." (UNI)