Young Innovator from Telangana Reach the Top 10 in Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Education & Innovation Competition, Present Ideas to Develop a Smartwatch for Alzheimer patients
telugu super news National, 2 November 2022: Samsung’s Gen Z education and innovation competition, Solve for Tomorrow, witnessed record-breaking participation by young students from across India and a team from Telangana – Alpha Monitor – has made it to the Top 10 teams in the inaugural edition of the competition.
Himesh Chadalavada from team Alpha Monitor have developed a Smart Wristband to help Alzheimer patients around the world. The device monitors the patients’ health status, such as wandering, pulse, and blood pressure. His innovation, Alpha Monitor, can help these patients keep constant track of their health.
At the end of the Top 10 round, three national winners stand a chance to get mega support of up to INR 1 crore and mentoring support for six months to take their ideas to the next level under the expert guidance of IIT Delhi.
The program that encourages youngsters to submit their ideas under 4 themes – Education, Environment, Healthcare, and Agriculture, got over 18,000 registrations from youth across different regions of India.
Himesh’s grandmother was an Alzheimer’s patient, which motivated him to develop for underserved Alzheimer patients. The device monitors the patient’s health parameters such as pulse and blood pressure. A caregiver and doctor are automatically alerted if the patient gets out of bed and starts wandering. The prototype will also utilize an application to support the Smartwatch to keep constant track of the patient’s body. During the same time, real-time data is shared constantly to get the best results in optimal time.
Himesh, along with others in the top 10 teams, are working with mentors from Samsung and IIT Delhi to fine-tune their ideas and build a prototype that they will showcase at the final pitch event. They also visited Samsung India’s headquarters in Gurugram and its R&D centers in Bengaluru and Noida where they got an opportunity to interact with young Samsung employees and researchers. The top 10 teams also experienced the Samsung product ecosystem at the iconic Samsung Opera House in Bengaluru.
These 10 teams will feature in a TV series as well, which will be produced by the Network18 Group and will be telecasted on their national channels and OTT platform Voot through October and November.
The top 10 teams will be given Samsung hampers, which will include exciting Samsung products. The top three winning teams will get a total of INR 1 crore in grants. In addition, winning teams will get an 85-inch Samsung Flip interactive digital board each for their respective schools and colleges.
With the grant, winners will get the opportunity to work with mentors from IIT Delhi for 6 months and access to an incubation center at the IIT Delhi campus. During these 6 months, they will work on their ideas and take them to the stage where they can seek consumer validation for their prototypes