Three teams get Dewang Mehta IT awards for innovative projects

Three teams from various engineering colleges in the state got the Dewang Mehta Memorial Information Technology awards on Monday for their innovative projects in the field.

Instituted by the Dewang Mehta Memorial Trust, Gujarat Informatics Limited (a government body) and National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), the awards carrying trophies and Rs 1 lakh each were given away to the students.

One of the winners was Jayesh Khatsatiya from the Narayan Shrashtri School of Technology in Ahmedabad. He came up with the idea of an "Ambulance Health Network Application" after his friend met with a motorcycle accident about two years ago.

"I realised ambulance attendants filled up forms manually, which doctors at hospital emergency units look through before assigning wards or procedures. This takes about 15 minutes at least, and that can be a fatal delay in emergency cases. My application digitizes all this information and emergency wards would know about the incoming patient beforehand and adjust accordingly and save time," said Khatsaiya.

"Another part to the project is that the application tracks real-time availability of doctors and equipment at hospitals so ambulances can go to those which have facilities available then and there," he added. The application can be used in any android phone.

Another winner was the "Application Cloud" developed by four students — Anand Shah, Vinay Darji, Aakanksha Rathod and Monish Pradhan — from the Babaria Institute of Technology in Vadodara, which acts like a Google of applications — their application, in other words, stores applications and acts as a search engine of applications.

The other winners were Shreeyansh Bhavsar, Parth Shah and Sanket Patel, all from the A D Patel Institute of Technology in Vallabh Vidyanagar, who developed the "multi-agent system for control of road traffic".

The trio have developed a computer simulation of a city's traffic that can calculate how much time would be saved if a traffic signal was installed in a particular place. They came up with the idea after being frustrated by traffic bottlenecks in Anand city caused by a lack of traffic control systems such as traffic lights, they said.

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