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useful gadgets for special people

The students of Industrial Design Centre, IIT, Mumbai has developed these two very user friendly sample products mainly for special people.


                Sound album-SvAna for visually challenged


Jellow-a happiness device for cerebral palsy affected child

                              a communication gadget


SvAna is a hand-held device by which the visually challenged can record, organize, edit and share memories. It has digital recording, bluetooth and memory card.

SvAna is Sanskrit for sonorous sound.

This product is developed by student’s team of Rashmin Raj, Ravi Krishna and Visvanath K.


Jellow facilitates nonverbal interaction on the basis of six basic emotions. The form of the jellow has soft and cuddly feel that elicits emotional responses based on touch.

Jellow is an attempt to bridge the gap in communication between those affected by cerebral palsy and those not.

The basis of the product is an Emotional Language Protocol (elp).

Students core team of Anchal Kumar, Samraat Sardesai, Peter Joseph, Antara Hazarika and Preeti Thakkar has worked diligently to develop this product.

(Edit: The Jellow is still in conceptual form and in a year’s time it will be produced.)

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fresh air


I am obsessed with nanotechnology. I dream of a home where I would be running everything with the help of this technology. I would let you in for a secret dream, I infact marry nanotech to quantum physics and believe me! their are magical instruments which when and as needed change shapes and functions. But these are too distant dreams. As nanotech machines are steadily becoming a reality can I have this air purifier as my first nano machine? The germ guardian has developed this personal air purifier. It is like a necklace .


It uses negative ions to force away various pollutants. It uses rechargeable lithium batteries.


The site says you can” wear it on airplanes, buses, elevators and more. I want to try this in Mumbai’s traffic jams. The price is $39.99. Are there any free trials?