Indian TEDS are amazing!

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Abhishek Bhardwaj is a senior undergraduate at NSIT. Abhishek has waded into the deep waters of sensing, embedded Systems and sensor Networks. His interests revolve around the central theme of creating low cost solutions in fields such as healthcare and efficient energy management for developing regions.

At TEDxNSIT he will demonstrate a project-in-progress called MELOS-Mobile Extension for Low Energy Sensing. MELOS is a smart accessory and can turn a phone into something quite cool in that it interacts with the physical world such as turnign lighting on and off by just a phone call or an SMS. MELOS is a generic low cost and low power Communication, Sensing and Storage platform which can be connected to the audio jack of low end phones that are extremely pervasive in India. It can interface various sensors (temperature, soil moisture etc) and control external appliances based on the users needs. Once attached to a local phone, the user can call or send an SMS to the local phone and get real time feedback of sensor data, remotely control home appliances, switch lights on and off. The potential applications of MELOS especially in the Indian scenario include easy to setup environmental monitoring in rural areas ,remote control of irrigation pumps by farmers to prevent flooding of farms and mobile based healthcare.

Abhishek Bhardwaj is a senior in the Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering at NSIT and is set to join the ECE department at Carnegie Mellon University in Fall 2011.

(In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.)

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