Cohort: Aug 2018, India Age: 18 Location: Guwahati, Assam Domain: Livelihood for Differently abled
A device to help specially-abled individuals find new livelihoods
Several specially abled individuals lack a source of income and are left dependent on others.
Kaustav and Sabuj created a machine that is run manually and is easy to operate. Individuals can use the machine to make, store and serve two varieties of tea to customers. Moreover the machine also has the facility to wash utensils.
Kaustav and Sabuj hope their device will be used widely in Assam where tea is a very popular drink, so they believe there will be demand for their product. They have been actively engaged with the community in designing and developing the product to make sure the product meets their requirements and will be adopted if produced at scale.
Kaustav & Sabuj are fascinated by machines and robotics, and have made multiple products. They co-founded Team Eminence, a robotics group started in 2018 with an aim to promote robotics games. They won the 1st prize in the World Robotics Olympiad 2016 and the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Award in 2017. They are entering university this year and aim to work in the field of energy and sustainability in the future.