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Stalls at ASCEND Global Investors Meet Display an Array of Innovative Startup Products

With the aim of spreading the benefits of education using virtual and augmented reality to the autistic, a Kerala startup has devised a technique that betters the grasping capacity of children with developmental disorders who find it difficult to socially interact and communicate. ‘Auticare’, an assistive technology learning platform for special education, was displayed at

With the aim of spreading the benefits of education using virtual and augmented reality to the autistic, a Kerala startup has devised a technique that betters the grasping capacity of children with developmental disorders who find it difficult to socially interact and communicate.

‘Auticare’, an assistive technology learning platform for special education, was displayed at ASCEND 2020 Global Investors Meet held in Kochi recently.
The affordable and immersive device was among the key attractions across the two dozen stalls that exhibited products of startups. For the health sector, a portable personal exerciser and an equipment that accurately assesses the performance of peripheral veins in real time drew the attention of the visitors.

Technopark-based Embright Infotech showcased Auticare that helps teach autistic children real-life skills through an interactive 3D virtual environment. “The modules are doctor-guided and hence, safe. It is fun, too,” said Sathyanarayanan A R, Founder, Embright. “Parental involvement is also possible, as it’s a home-based therapy,” he said.

Also, doctors get valuable data from the interactive session as the AI Cloud platform analyses the performance data and generates a patient performance graph.

The portable personal exerciser was launched in India only two months ago by a US-based Malayali doctor. Called ‘Ankle Motion’, the device comes in handy for a sedentary person to simulate walking during bedrest or while in a seated position, according to its inventor Dr. Antony Mathew.

Then there was Veineux AR 100 that spots veins, differentiating them from the surrounding tissues when the device is held about 30 cm above the skin. “The vasculature shows up clearly on the skin’s surface, aiding in vein location to collect blood sample or to administer an IV medication,” pointed out Rajesh Kumar S, Managing Director of Medtra based in Kochi. “It’s portable, rechargeable, safe and has display options for viewing based on different body characteristics and skin tones.”

Among other stalls and their products displayed at ASCEND were Bagmo’s blood tracker that tracks blood bag from donor to patient so as to ensure an efficient supply of vital body fluids in banks and storage centres; Susrutha Innovations and Wellness that is into stem-cell therapy; Kerala Remedies that is engaged in standardised herbal and spice extracts; an emergency escape sliding chute system by Dynamit Innovations; the country’s first commercial solar ferry ‘Aditya’; portable quality monitor named ‘airU Indoor’ and hydroU (for water), among others; and ‘Rapidor’ that reduces office expenses and increases team efficiency.

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