"Microsoft Patent Program"
28th August, 2017
Two students V. Sai Anila(18562), Tamanna Sood(18557) from Microsoft Innovation Centerof Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon, got selected in Microsoft Patent Program(MPP) for their project “ ROUTE FINDER AND COMMUNICATOR FOR BLIND, DEAF AND DUMB” on 28th August, 2017. They are among one of the four teams selected worldwide by Microsoft.
The Microsoft #MakeWhatsNext Patent Program celebrates the accomplishments of female inventors, while working to close the patent gender gap. In the program, teams will have the exclusive opportunity to represent the next generation of innovators and showcase their ideas to a global audience.
The project got selected for Microsoft Patent Program(MPP) after an interview session held on 9th August'17.
The project “Route Finder and Communicator for Blind, Deaf and Dumb” is a system with an integrating feature of all the hardware components been used and developed in it. The presence of each and every module has been reasoned out and placed very carefully. Hence contributing to the best working unit for physically challenged has been designed perfectly. It aims to solve day to day problem faced by disabled people like blind people are dependent on others for visual feedback and deaf and dumb people face problem in communicating.
As per the confirmation received by Microsoft, the patent program will start from September 2017 and the various details of the project will be submitted for patent by next year.
In the Microsoft Patent Program, students will receive Pro bono support from the Microsoft Patent Lawyers to file for a patent in the US and receive a patent pending status. This is an estimated value of $50,000 US.