From left: Joe Lazar, Director HR & Operations, ADI, Ashok Balivada, Director Processor, DSP Technology Group, ADI, Renganathan BS (IIT-M), Sharath MS (IIT-M), Dhinesh R (IIT-M), CM Menon, Sales Director, ADI, Dr. Karthik Sankaran, Former General Manager, ADI and Jimmy Chalakkal, Senior Manager, Applications, ADI
IIT Madras is top team at Analog Devices' Anveshan 2017

Bangalore, June 22 2017: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Madras, is the winning team at Anveshan 2016-17, University Design Fellowship Programme of Analog Devices, Inc., , for its project ‘IoT Based Virtual Physiotherapy with Biofeedback'.
The winning project enables physiotherapists to provide effective care to patients virtually anywhere. The patient’s movement is assessed through a system which includes body-worn sensor solution from Analog Devices and RGB-D camera. The camera will also provide a live video feed of the patient’s movement to the physiotherapist. The framework of the project includes an interactive 3D game for the patient to play which helps the patient feel motivated and provides the necessary information over the cloud for the physiotherapist to monitor the patient’s progress from anywhere.
The winning team, represented by Renganathan B S, Dhinesh R, Payal Mohapatra, Sharath M.S. received a cash prize of  Rs  2,50,000
The second prize was won by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Tamil Nadu for their project on Smarter Air. The third prize was shared by National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh for Smart Garbage Monitoring System and Zakir Husain College of Engineering & Technology, Uttar Pradesh for Low Cost Visual Sensor Node for Surveillance Applications.

The focus of Anveshan this year was on the Internet of Things (IoT) applications, working towards building a truly connected world that is intelligent and efficient. This also aligns with Analog Devices focus to solve Internet of Things (IoT) challenges in applications where outcomes really matter, enabled by sensing and measuring capabilities which deliver more accurate, reliable, and complete data.

The event provided a platform to create and experiment with innovative IoT applications and develop a prototype from Sensor to Cloud. Developing breakthrough concepts and algorithms for IoT use-cases and experimenting with IoT platforms with analytics running on the edge, fog or cloud was an integral part of Anveshan 2016-17. The fellowship also witnessed a record number of 489 registrations from all over India. This included participants from the student community, industry professionals, players from the IoT segment, startup founders and alumni, hobbyists and would-be-entrepreneurs.