About six months ago, the Industry Attachment Cell of APJAKTU shared a very unique opportunity for product development from NISH (National Institute of Speech and Hearing) for developing an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) device. With an AAC device, a person with a communication disorder / other disability can convey messages and get people’s attention using sound. The opportunity was open to all students studying in engineering colleges affiliated to KTU.
A team of Vidya students consisting of Abhinav A J, Abhiram Prakash, Abhishek S Nair, Aiswarya U, Angel Rose M R and Rishikesh Krishnan K, all of S3 B Tech EEE, led by faculty members Mr Vishnu Rach K R, Mr Anil M and Ms Sonia Rose participated in the event and submitted an entry. The product development for participating in the event was funded by IEDC of Vidya.
The APJAKTU has recently released an update on AAC device development challenge. As per the latest update, five engineering colleges, inclding Vidya, have been selected as finalists for the AAC Device Development Project. The AAC devises submitted by these colleges are being tested by the users in NISH.
The Editorial Team of News & Events wishes all success to Team Vidya!