Here’s a quick look at our Top 5 finalists of the Networked India Awards 2015 supported by Ericsson and CNN-IBN. Two of these five were crowned winners at the Grand Finale at The Oberoi, New Delhi on the the 7th of August. Catch the Finale telecast on the 15th of August at 8:00PM only on CNN-IBN.
1. A gadget that can analyze your pulse for detection of cardiovascular diseases.
Did you know that 80% of deaths in low and middle income countries are caused by cardiovascular diseases (CDV)? CVD is a major public health concern in India, and contributes to roughly 40 million deaths annually. Rural India is at a higher risk with hypertension increasing rapidly! The Arterial Pulse Analyser aims to get to the grass root level to take care of the problem. A low cost analyser in the form of a tablet that will help doctors and clinicians to diagnose CVDs effectively and automate the process, thereby leading to early diagnosis and reduction in mortality rates. And guess what? It only costs Rs. 4000. Small price to pay for prevention!
2. No more parking woes with virtual valets.
The Number One rage inducing issue on India’s roads – NO PARKING AVAILABLE. It’s not enough that traffic rules are a myth, the number of available public parking spots in the city are certainly not even nearly enough to match the number of cars. Enter Constapark, your very own verified valet. Eliminate the hassle of finding parking altogether and have a man park your car at a safe spot every time you hangout with your friends, go for business meetings, movies or even a date! The app will let users pick and drop cars anywhere in the service location. And you know what? They have their own parking inventory – no roadside parking at all! Can you spell A-W-E-S-O-M-E?
3. Throw your trash and get free Wi-Fi!
We will literally do anything for free WiFi. Stealing it from your friend’s hotspot, sit in a cafe for the free internet and even get to the airport an hour early to get some Facebooking done! Now what if you could get that free WiFi bliss by just putting your trash in a bin? Yes! You heard that right! The WiFi Trash Bin wants to clean up India by taking advantage of our endless need for internet connectivity by giving you a passcode every time you dispose off garbage. The WiFi Trash Bin has multiple applications at parks, railway stations, airports, concerts, colleges, and offices. Swachh Bharat indeed! We can already imagine cleaner surroundings! Such an addiction the internet is!
It is the sad truth that even in this day and age, child trafficking is a real problem, and it needs the world’s attention to solve it. The Helping Faceless initiative by accumulation of data from government databases and NGOs wants to get vulnerable children back to their homes. Their volunteers post pictures on social media and the mobile app and even provide long term help for these children via tie ups with social entities. Their face recognition algorithm along with data analytics will ensure actionable intelligence to organizations. Currently the pilot program is set to launch in Bolivia.
5. Never forget to immunize your child – just a simple SMS
Over 2 million children under the age of 5 die and around 1 million face disability for life every year in India. It is one of the most important medical activities for your child’s care and must not be missed under any circumstances. ImmunizeIndia aims to be the World’s Largest Free SMS Service To Get Vaccination Reminders For Your Child. The largest vaccination reminder service in the world, it aims to prevent 500,000 child deaths by 2018. Can you believe that? With extremely busy lives and limited medical facilities, many parents tend to forget the schedule of the vaccinations meant to be administered to their child. With ImmunizeIndia, all a parent needs to do is register their baby’s name with an SMS to 566778 and reminders will be sent about their child’s immunization schedule for the next 12 years. ALL FOR FREE.