C-DAC Trivandrum celebrates National Technology Day

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Trivandum: As part of the National Technology Day celebrations, the Thiruvananthapuram unit of C-DAC organised a three day Technology Expo – TecX13 at their new centre inside the Technopark campus in Trivandrum. Seminars, technology / prototype demonstrations and quiz competitions were held as part of the event which concluded today.

Dr. M P Sebastian, IIMK; Dr. Achuthsankar S Nair, Kerala University and Satish Babu, Director, ICFOSS were some of the management / academic / technology leaders who took sessions on ‘Technology Trends and Directions for the Future’. The speakers stressed the fact that future technology will be customer oriented and that most of the successful innovative R&D efforts will be disruptive in nature, which reduces or kills some of the current technologies. Companies should forecast technology and innovate, in order to survive.

The technology expo which saw good participation had more than 70 products in various domains such as Power Electronics, Advanced Wireless Communication, Control Systems, Health Informatics, Cyber Forensics, Language Technology, Hardware Design, Intelligent Transportation Systems and Strategic Electronics.

Dial 100 system for Police, Distress Call System for women and children, Wireless Traffic Signal Controller, e-Parking system, OncoNet – Cancer care for Rural Mass, mCare – Mobilephone based Public Health Information System, English to Malayalam Translation System, Mozhy – Malayalam text to speech system, Varthamozhy – a voice enabled news reader for Malayalam, Handwriting recognition system for Malayalam, CyberCheck Suite for Cyber crime investigation, MobileCheck for mobile crime investigation, Darpan – network monitoring tool and iProspect – training facility for special education were some of the products exhibited. A prototype of a remote controlled hazardous object removal system and a motorised wheel chair were also on display.

A two day medical camp was also conducted in which C-DAC’s Mobile Telemedicine Units Sanjeevani and Sunayana were used. Sanjeevani is a mobile unit which houses most of the equipment for detection of life style diseases and cervical cancer. Sunayana is advanced eye care unit which detects glucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is a premier R&D organization of the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT) for carrying out R&D in IT, Electronics and associated areas. C-DAC units from Hyderabad and Chennai, and students from IIITM-K also participated in the exhibition.

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