IIT Guwahati PhD student awarded Vishwakarma Award 2023

PhD scholar at IIT Guwahati Satyam has developed an IoT-enabled water quality monitoring device for which he was awarded the ‘Best Product Design’ Award.

Satyam is a PhD Scholar at the bioscience and biotechnology department of IIT Guwahati. (Image: Press Release)Satyam is a PhD Scholar at the bioscience and biotechnology department of IIT Guwahati. (Image: Press Release)

Divyansh | January 25, 2024 | 03:25 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Guwahati) PhD student Satyam have won the ‘Best Product Design" award under water and sanitation category at the prestigious Vishwakarma Awards 2023, which were organised by the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in partnership with Maker Bhavan Foundation and the WIN Foundation. Satyam is a PhD Scholar at the bioscience and biotechnology department of IIT Guwahati.

This Vishwakarma Awards are awarded to support the brightest minds in technology innovation from science and engineering colleges across India. The theme for 2023 was water and sanitation, clean technology and smart mobility. Compared to existing water quality monitoring devices Satyam’s device R-SAM-PRO is highly cost effective and integrated with internet of things (IOT).

IIT Guwahati department of biosciences and bioengineering professor Sanjukta Patra said, “It has been a remarkable journey witnessing Satyam’s dedication and innovation in developing the IoT-enabled water monitoring system. His project, a beacon of technological advancement, reflects a deep understanding of the challenges faced in water resource management, particularly in developing nations. The system's affordability, accessibility, and real-time data transmission capabilities are not just a testament to his technical prowess but also his commitment to societal betterment.”

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The R-SAM-PRO device comprehensively addresses critical water and sanitation needs with technological innovation, integrating IoT, multiple sensors, and AI readiness for advanced water quality monitoring. The system's real-time data provision is crucial for environmental conservation and resource management. Its affordability and user-friendly design make it highly accessible, with potential for widespread adoption, especially in resource-limited settings, significantly enhancing water quality monitoring practices.

Satyam said, “Our product's impact on social communities lies in its affordability, accessibility, and real-time data transmission capabilities. By providing a cost-effective, multi-parametric, IoT-enabled solution, we aim to empower communities and authorities with the tools needed for effective water resource management and remediation.”

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