Foot operated manual page turning machine
Name : Swapnanil Talukdar
District & State : Guwahati, Assam
Category : Engineering
Award : Idea
Award Function : IGNITE 2014 Awards
Award Year : 2014
This is a lower limb operated manual device to assist upper limb impaired or those which an injury to turn/flip the pages of books easily.
This idea originated out of his own laziness. Once after his tuition class, Swapnanil felt too tired to even turn pages of his text book. He then thought of this idea and later realised that it could be used by many other physically disadvantaged persons as well.
A foodie, he likes travelling to scenic places, gardening, watching science based programs and dancing. He is a philatelist with a collection of over 1000 stamps. He wants to become a chemistry or a physics professor and promote ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking in his students.