A 5-member team of Idea and Innovation Cell of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla emerged second runners-up at ‘Anveshan 2019’ at Bengaluru.
The team also won a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh for their project ‘Spine Care’. The team comprised founding members of Innovation Cell- Sudarshan Samal, Sovan Panda, Apurwa Masook, Jaswasi Sahoo and Rounak Agrawal.
The concept of the project was based on point-of-care bad posture prevention and muscular strain measurement device to prevent chronic back pain in human beings by alerting them about incorrect posture and high muscular strain owing to prolonged fatigue.
The project uses Electromyography technology to evaluate and record electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles to calculate muscular strain using an algorithm.
The organizers provided customized hardware spares and solutions for the project to develop a prototype. While field test has been performed using the prototype, the feedback was taken for attaining accuracy and calibration of the device.