An idea that’s now a busi­ness propo­si­tion

Start-up to get fund­ing from in­vestors

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - R. Su­jatha

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.

Com­puter-aided de­sign

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.

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