Ku­nal Am­basht an in­no­va­tor with dis­tinc­tion

There is no dearth of tal­ents in In­dia. All they need to flour­ish is right at­mos­phere and op­por­tu­nity.

Alive - - Contents - by Jimmy Gupta

Ku­nal Am­basht, a teenaged boy from Jhark­hand, has de­vel­oped a voice com­mand de­vice KEYA KI that can help the phys­i­cally dis­abled peo­ple to op­er­ate com­mon elec­tronic home ap­pli­ances. He is very happy to de­velop this de­vice as he can now help his dis­abled fa­ther Kaushalesh Am­basht in his day to day life.

“I have achieved my dream by de­vel­op­ing this de­vice as I found my fa­ther help­less,” says a cheer­ful Ku­nal.

Imag­ine the world, where ev­ery­thing will be com­manded by voice and one can eas­ily op­er­ate elec­tronic ap­pli­ances just pro­nounc­ing a com­mand. In our day to day life we come across a num­ber of try­ing sit­u­a­tions that com­pels us to think ‘how bet­ter it would be if we could con­trol our gad­gets by just giv­ing ver­bal com­mands’.

Ku­nal Am­basht, a res­i­dent of Jhumri Talaiya, district Ko­derma in Jhark­hand, has turned this imag­i­na­tion into re­al­ity by de­vel­op­ing a voice com­mand de­vice that will ac­cept oral com­mand from a dis­tance and can act ac­cord­ingly. This de-

BET­TER LIFE Imag­ine the world, where ev­ery­thing will be com­manded by voice and one can eas­ily op­er­ate elec­tronic ap­pli­ances just pro­nounc­ing a com­mand. In our day to day life we come across a num­ber of try­ing sit­u­a­tions that com­pels us to think ‘how bet­ter it would be if we could con­trol our gad­gets by just giv­ing ver­bal com­mands.

vice, named KEYA KI, will help op­er­ate com­mon home ap­pli­ances through voice com­mand.

In In­dia, it is com­monly seen that stu­dents from big metro cities en­joy all kinds of fa­cil­i­ties per­tain­ing to their stud­ies but those from small towns and vil­lages are at a dis­ad­van­tage as fa­cil­i­ties avail­able there are far from ad­e­quate. Nev­er­the­less, of­ten­times stu­dents like Ku­nal prove by sheer hard work that tal­ent ex­ists in the small towns also. All it needs to har­ness their tal­ent is to pro­vide them an op­por­tu­nity.

And an op­por­tu­nity came for Ku­nal also rather in an un­for­tu­nate de­vel­op­ment. A B.Tech by qual­i­fi­ca­tion, Ku­nal Am­basht faced the pangs of un­em­ploy­ment like scores of his ilk. De­spite be­ing a bril­liant stu­dent, he could not find a suit­able job fit­ting to his qual­i­fi­ca­tion and tal­ent. Job was his pri­or­ity, for the eco­nomic con­di­tion of his fam­ily was not that good.

He wanted to stay with his fam­ily as it was haunted by some se­ri­ous is­sues. Luck­ily, Ku­nal Am­basht got a job at a lo­cal ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tute and started teach­ing there. But he al­ways hoped and yearned to do and achieve some­thing big­ger.

In the mean­time, Ku­nal’s fa­ther be­came phys­i­cally dis­abled fol­low­ing a tragic ac­ci­dent. This sud­den turn of events caused se­vere hard­ship for the en­tire fam­ily. Ku­nal al­ways wished to help his fa­ther and de­cided to de­velop a voice com­mand de­vice to help him. The strong will power and un­re­lent­ing con­fi­dence helped to work on his project and achieve his de­sired ob­ject soon af­ter­wards.

The de­vice KEYA KI can meet the re­quire­ments of sev­eral pur­poses in our so­ci­ety, where so many help­less peo­ple can nei­ther walk nor move due to one type of phys­i­cal disability or other. It is also very use­ful for the old and in­firm peo­ple, who have to de­pend on oth­ers even for me­nial task such as switch­ing on or off tele­vi­sion or air con­di­tioner.

How KEYA KI works

The de­vice is packed with nu­mer­ous fea­tures. The most im­por­tant fea­ture of the de­vice is that it works with­out In­ter­net con­nec­tion. It has so de­vel­oped and de­signed that it does not need any In­ter­net con­nec­tion and can work off­line – cer­tainly an ad­van­tage in re­mote ar­eas where In­ter­net con­nec­tions are not eas­ily avail­able.

A num­ber of elec­tric and elec­tronic ap­pli­ances can be run through this sim­ple deivce. Ap­pli­ances like tele­vi­sion, ra­dio, air con­di­tioner, room cooler, wash­ing ma­chine, cof­fee maker ma­chine, mi­crowave oven, lights, fans etc can be con­nected to this de­vice and op­er­ated just sit­ting at one place.

A proud Ku­nal says, “I am promis­ing to bring more fea­tures in KEYA to im­prove its func­tion­ing.”

On the price side, the de­vice de­signed by Ku­nal Am­basht is com­par­a­tively cheaper than most of the sim­i­lar de­vices cur­rently avail­able in the mar­ket. Once ap­proved for com­mer­cial use, KEYA will be avail­able at a price of Rs.8000 only, while other sim­i­lar de­vices of fa­mous brands cost around Rs.14,000. Also, Ku­nal’s de­vice prom­ises more fea­tures and ease of op­er­a­tion than other de­vices.

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