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Hyderabad duo’s innovation wins Aegis Graham Bell Award

Hasan Ali Khan and Vaishali Neotia, who won the ‘Aegis Graham Bell Award’ in Mumbai recently.— PHOTO: ARRANGMENT  

Imagine wearing Google glass and focussing it on a brand new electronic gadget, only to see the screen of the head-mounted device getting filled up with the technical directions needed to operate the gadget. The concept may look futuristic and straight out of sci-fi movies.

However, such an innovation is very much possible, thanks to Augmented Reality (AR), the technology based on which two youngsters from Hyderabad have developed a unique product. Their tech innovation on AR platform has recently fetched Hasan Ali Khan and Vaishali Neotia, ‘Aegis Graham Bell Award’, constituted by Aegis Graham Bell Business School and Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI). Their work has also been nominated in best innovation in IT category of The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards, London, scheduled to be held on November 19.

“Generally, companies give manuals or booklets on new gadgets. But we have developed a system where users can see the manual instructions on the screen of a tab, a phone or Google glass when they point it at the gadget. This will make the whole learning experience easy and interesting,” they explained.

Of the 400 innovations received worldwide, their product was nominated for IET Innovation awards, London. “The nomination reflects the growing interest on Indian start-ups. The IT department of Telangana has assured support so that one of us can travel to London to take part in the awards ceremony,” Ms. Vaishali said. The techies can be reached at