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Self charging vehicles

Portable Wind mills for vehicles

Problem: The problem I want to address here is our dependency on conventional energy sources in transportation and automobile industry. According to statista.com, the total number of passenger cars and commercial vehicles was more than 1.2 billion. Although we have hybrid and electric vehicles running in the market along with the conventional vehicles, it is important to note that majority of the electricity comes from fossil fueled power plants and also electric vehicle market share is comparatively very low.


Solution and leveraging the Exponential Technology: The idea is to convert a conventional automobile into a hybrid one. This will be done by creating a low-cost 3-D printed module that will fit onto the roof or sides of the vehicle. The modules will carry necessary equipment like plurality of DC generators and DC motors which will use the kinetic energy of the wind to impart the motion to the vehicle. However, one key challenge faced here will be the fact that drag will also increase because wind will hit the motor, which will essentially reduce the speed of the vehicle.  Hence, the faster you move, the faster the battery replenishes, decreasing our dependency on conventional fuels. The use of this module in electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles will not only charge it's battery faster, but will also increase it's range (miles/charge).  


Impact: I believe this invention will completely change how to vehicles are used. This module can potentially be fitted into hundreds of millions of vehicles and can convert them into hybrids at comparatively very lower cost. This will not only reduce the large amount of pollution that is caused by vehicles every year, but ultimately will also improve quality of living of everyone on the planet.

Future Vision

Apart from what I've done, the projects I've undergone, here is a list of my future vision projects, the projects that I deeply care about and will take on, one at a time. 
Also, I do lack many of the skills which will be required for completing the projects, which is where I may need your help. So, if you think you have the necessary know-hows of how to complete it efficiently, please please feel free to ping me. I'll be more than happy to entertain your doubts, if any, and then we can work together. 

My Statement of Purpose for MIT Media Lab Graduate Admissions can be found here.

Problem: The problem I want to address here is the dependency of mute (Physically disabled) people on sign language. Every time a someone uses sign language to communicate, they need someone on the other hand fluent with sign language in order to understand the mute people. Also, sign language is time consuming, and tbh, have been around for long enough time. It's time now to replace it with something new and easy that anyone can understand. 

Solution: The idea is to create a device that maps the facial and throat muscles and augments the sound via a speaker, connected to it via Bluetooth. I observed it when I was blabbering to myself that whenever anyone speaks, their facial and throat muscles move in order to pass on the voice from the sound created by larynx. Also, the device shall learn the speaking patterns of the person from a standard one to create a more personalized bond between the human and itself. 

Impact: This device can potentially enable millions of mute people to speak and become their regular mode of communication. And I believe, that's a substantially huge impact.

A device that enables mute people to speak.