2014 contest – Shortlisted projects announced !!

Shortlisted projects for IEEE R-10 funding are as below :

Project Name Application Number Submitted By Country
A low-cost intelligent upper limb neural prosthetic device for physically challenged, using Electroencephalogram (EEG) A-3446000427 Umamaheswari Venkatasubramanian India
Firework Accident prevention system A-9938143626 Ramkinesan India
SORRT A-4841293561 Hongliang Ren Singapore
An Ingenious accelerator card System for the  Visually Lessen A-9282498933 India
Waste Water treatment for textile Industry to save Environment A-6634012731 AJMAL HASSAN P K India
Microwave engg. role in agriculture- microwave remote A-7424677730 Nitin Saluja India
Bus Transit system A-2397355527 Pranjal Jain India
Design and Development of an automatic wheelchair based on Eye Gaze and an integrated communication system based on Eye Blink for paralysis patients A-8893607956 Sudhir Rao Rupanagudi India
Iris/Retina Scanned Controlled Computer A-3800802480 Anam Mazhar Pakistan
Conversation of saltwater to farming water. A-3149490249 raazia fathima India
A smart shoe based environmental pollution and human activity recognition system A-8595425330 B. Laasya India
SmartSlate: Rethinking Tactile Interfaces for the Blind A-7398906696 Raghavendra Sirigeri India
Advanced Crash Detection System A-3781190781 Narayanaswamy G India
SMS Based Flood Level Monitoring System In Fiji Islands A-2014263145 Sheikh Izzal Azid Fiji
Woman Security system using GPS tracking nad GSM. A-5775044929 KARTHIGA  L India
Active Fire Hazard Monitoring Device A-6856346004 Abhineet Gupta Fiji
Medi-Rings For Senior Citizens A-0344031252 Ravi Kiran N India
Human – electricity powered vehicles A-6173434299 Jasdeep singh India
Automated Wristband For Making Distress Call For Women, Children and Aged People. A-0137322037 Reema Sharma India
Wearable tangible alert device for deaf-mute parents/people A-3109705671 Rishabh Thareja India
Detecting human falls with a 3-DOF Accelerometer A-1341312807 Tran Duc-Tan Vietnam
Automated Guided Wheelchair to improve Accessibility Yasith Lokuge Yasith Lokuge Srilanka
iGuide:Electronic Walking Aid for Visually Impaired A-0283640922 Vernica Gupta India
Accident Prevention Using  Intelligent Breaking System A-2789321530 Khadar Shareef India

Instructions for selected Project teams : 

  • Project funding will be limited to the amount specified in the proposal already submitted or 250 USD (whichever is less).
  • Projects not shortlisted for funding from IEEE R-10 can still continue to submit the intermediate and final reports to facilitate the participation for final round. However if they choose to continue without financial assistance,  the same should be communicated via an email to aiyehum@ieeehumanitarian.com
  •  Applicants of short-listed  projects for funding from IEEE R-10 should confirm their participation by completing the following tasks before 18th Aug 2014

    o     Filling up Bank detail submission form online
    o     Both the Bank detail submission form & attached Terms and Condition acceptance form shall be printed and signed and Scanned copies of the same to be sent to aiyehum@ieeehumanitarian.com before 18th Aug 2014.

The All IEEE-R10 Young Engineers’ Humanitarian Challenge (AIyeHum) is a project-contest to encourage young scientists and engineers to solve real-world challenges applying science and technology. The contest aims at orienting young minds towards identifying community problems and developing technology solutions to address them, focusing on actual implementation reaching the beneficiaries.

The teams will be awarded fund grants to support their implementation. Suitable mentors from industry and academia will be invited to guide the teams, depending on the requirements and availability. In addition, webinars will be held to assist the teams on important topics such as Service Learning, Project Management and Planning.

After 4 successful years in India, this program is now being organized to reach participants from all the Asia-Pacific (IEEE Region 10) countries. Bangalore Section is sponsoring AIyeHum 2014. Project proposal submission Project proposals are invited for submission. The projects should benefit an under-served population or solve a community problem, applying science and technology. A strong practical implementation of the projects, actually reaching the target beneficiaries is expected.

Multidisciplinary focus This contest encourages the participant teams actually work with beneficiary partners. The beneficiary partners, for example could be a community having little access to electricity; or it could be an NGO working on rural education; a local government; an NGO; a social entrepreneurial venture; a hospital etc. You may not have a concrete collaboration with the beneficiary partner while you apply. However, it is important to have thought of one during the proposal submission. During the contest, you can work closely with the beneficiary partner and deliver your project. Although the technology component of the projects is important, it will be assessed on its problem solving capability.  A simple but very effective solution will be valued more than a complex one with low impact. Expected Outcome Towards the end of the contest, it is expected that the projects will be used by the beneficiary partners and a comprehensive feedback is sought.

Ideally, we would love to see the projects adopted by the beneficiary partners and sustained for long term utilization. Good project V/s ok project Your projects can be between the two extreme ends as depicted below. It is better to be as close to the first example as possible. Example of a great project: We developed a low cost solar electric lighting system and deployed it in a village nearby. The project was able to light a few homes and users are happy to find the project affordable and easy to maintain. An NGO in the village is interested to manufacture more such project kits and distribute. Our project is such that it can easily be replicated and handed over to the NGO for administering it. We are working with the NGO to sustain its usage for long term.

Example of not-so-good project: We have implemented a great algorithm to identify gestures of a physically challenged person. It is intended that after recognizing gestures, control signals could be generated to control a wheelchair or  home electronics or anything in general, nothing is specific though. We have not tested it on an actual patient but we feel that it might work great because it identifies my friend’s gestures. We have also not implemented a physical prototype system that uses this algorithm to help a patient.


  • Open to professionals and students from any science or engineering fields, below age 35.
  • Participants need not be members of IEEE to apply and submit proposals.


  • July 9 2014


AIYEHUM 2014 Project Submissions Are Open

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