Union of ideas to make life easier through technology

  ‘Third Edition of Digifest begins in Udaipur’

Udaipur : Can you think of a blind man crossing a busy road confidently without a stick or a helping hand? Sensors fit on his robe help him wade through the busy street without any help. Imagine a villager in a remote area having access to a doctor and medicines on his door step at a click of a button on his mobile phone. Think of a tool that would let the common people know the pace  of their application pending at any government department or an app that would let anyone know in advance the number of toll booths to fall in their way of travel and help to pay the toll fee online so that one doesnt have to waste time in the long queues. Technology has made things simpler and to discuss, demonstrate and help enterpreneurs to startup such initiatives, the third edition of ‘Digifest’ began here in Udaipur on Saturday.

The event is being hosted by the department of information technology and communications, Raj government. The Mohanlal Sukhadia University campus buzzed with activities as hundreds of students, experts, leaders and entrepreneurs gathered under a roof to learn, discuss technology  and tools that could make daily life more easier. After Jaipur and Kota, this is the third edition of ‘Digifest’ and the two-day event is expected to bring thought leaders, designers and creators together to share compelling digital content related to medicine, education, governance, security, commutation etc. ”  DigiFest is the ideal location for ingenious individuals who are looking to garner attention, acquire knowledge, secure funding or build connections with Government of

Rajasthan, Angel Investors, and Venture Capital organizations. The two-day mega event would see eminent speakers discussing on thought-provoking ideas, display of latest innovations in the field of IT, workshops for emerging startups and students and the unveiling of latest citizen-centric projects by the state government. The thrust is on improving the quality of life and making creative cities of the future better through design, innovation, and technology” said Akhil Arora, Principal Secretary, Department of Information Technology and Communication, Rajasthan. CHief Minister Vasundhara Raje would participate in the closing ceremony of the eventon Sunday. The first day event began with ‘Hackathon’- a 24 hours event to promote information and technology and encourage students and enterpreneurs to use their out-of-box thinking on Bhamashah, E-Mitra, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual reality, Internet of things, Block Chain, Big data, Bio-informatics, Tourism etc. Large number of engineering instutions and students from across the nation are participating in the hackathon and demonstrationg their capabilities through innovative ideas. Best ideas and projects would be awarded and financially supported by the organizing department.

Tech Solutions for all problems

Bhuvnesh Pratap and his team from JECRC college are working on a model to detect cracks on railway lines. There are some 13 thousand trains in India and to prevent accidents related to the tracks, one lakh crore rupees is proposed to be spent, Bhuvnesh says. His team is working on developing a model that work on radio frequency and detect cracks and would automatically make the train to halt 100 to 500 meters before the danger spot. Students from Bangaluru’s Christ University demonstrated sensors that could be help a blind person to walk without anyone’s help. Scholars of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum university came up  with an application on robotic arms. Specially designed gloves are capable to perform any task assigned by its user for example a surgeon can perform a surgery in anypart of the world through the robotic arm.

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