An idea that’s now a business proposition
Start-up to get funding from investors
What started as a bid to participate in a hackathon has led to a start-up for Adarsh Warrier and Abhishek Satish. Their company, Vicara Tech, is expected to receive a windfall from angel investors, who are nurturing their dream of creating products for human augmentation.
Adarsh says the idea was born 18 months ago at a hackathon in Pune, where contestants were asked to come up with an ‘Internet of Things’ wearable product.
Abhishek placed sensors and a microcontroller on a hand glove and used it to control a computer, a power point presentation and a light bulb.
In May 2016, the students participated in a contest held in their college VIT, Vellore, and presented it as a business proposition. “We came second and won ₹30,000,” says Adarsh.
What initially was simply a cool idea graduated to developing computer-aided design with gestures. “Our larger plan is computeraided design, where I use the glove and move my hand to design. I connect to the computer via bluetooth,” Adarsh adds.