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Anthony Vipin Das
Anthony Vipin Das

Two young researchers from Hyderabad have made it to the list of young (under 35 years) Technology Innovators of India TR35, a list released by MIT Technology Review magazine, which is a publication of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the year 2012.

The researchers are Anthony Vipin Das, an ophthalmologist from L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) and Hemant Kumar Satyanarayana, co-founder of Hyderabad-based software development lab Imaginate Technologies.

The ophthalmologist has designed software to digitise patient's records at various branches of LVPEI. The eye research institute has close to 106 centres in the State and in another one-and-a-half years all its branches are expected to be digitised by using the software developed by Dr. Vipin Das.

“Patients can walk-in without any medical records to our centres. So far, we have implemented this project in 12 centres, screened 76,000 patients and took up 1.12 lakh paperless consultations. The doctor will already have the patient information in the database. In the end, a medical report with clear information about the patient's condition will be issued. The concept is paperless treatment,” Dr. Vipin Das explained.

“It is a big achievement for me personally because I received the recognition even before I could introduce my product in the market. I developed a virtual trial room that can be installed in showrooms. Customers visiting the showroom can stand in front of these digital kiosks and wear the dress of their choice without actually wearing them,” Mr. Hemant told The Hindu .

The innovator maintained that shortage of space at apparel stores and huge demand for trial rooms has made it tough for the store owners to manage trial rooms efficiently. “My innovation-Trialar-basically is a digital interactive platform that will help shoppers to try out clothes, accessories and other stuff available in the showroom without actually wearing them. Based on the customer's tastes, the machine is capable of recommending other products available in the showroom,” he explained.

Both the innovators will participate and showcase their research at the fourth emerging technologies conference of MIT Technology Review's, EmTech India, from March 27 at Bangalore.


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