Foot operated manual page turning machine

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.