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Software to help detect soldiers whereabouts and health

Written by: Staff

Agra, Aug 8 (UNI) Finding out the whereabouts and the health conditions of the brave soldiers guarding our national borders has always been a crucial issue for our defence system, and in this direction a software solution 'SIFT' can help in a significant way.

Satellite Imaging and Fabric Technology (SIFT), a software solution developed by Mohit Bhargava and Mitushi Jain of Ambedkar Institute Of Technology (Guru Gobind Singh Inderprastha University) and National Institute of Fashion Technology respectively will help monitor health details of soldiers with the help of special fabric dresses.

Participating in a three-day event organised by Microsoft, Imagine Cup, which started here yesterday, Mohit and Mitushi made into the six finalists in the Interface Design category after clearing the initial rounds held in Bangalore.

''Satellite Imaging and Fabric Technology (SIFT) are interfaces to an application that continuously monitors health details of soldiers with help of special fabric dresses, which sends data across the satellites to base station to monitor the health status of soldiers and generating sufficient alerts to help anyone in vain,'' they said while talking to reporters here.

Mohit give its technical support a Computer engineering student and Mitushi played the designer's role in the project.

An offer has also been received from a market player to develop the solutions for the Indian Army, they said adding that they want to work with Microsoft so that the facility would be provided to thousands of soldiers in need of it.

The prize money for this category is 8000 dollar, 4000 dollar and 3000 dollar respectively for first, second and third place respectively.

Announcement of winners will be done at Delhi on August 11.

Meanwhile, Indian team (Sonique) participating in the software design contest today made it to the 12 finalists among the 41 teams competing in this particular category.

The software solution -- Sonique provides accessibility and navigation solution for visually impaired people. It helps the blind to use technology, both in the real-world of day-to-day navigation, and also in the virtual world of computers.

Other teams which made into the final 12 were from Brazil, China, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, Slovenia and the US.

Of these 12 finalists, six will finally compete with each other.


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