Bangladesh hosted its first Falling Walls Lab
On 7 October 2016 the Falling Walls Lab Bangladesh set the stage for inspiring ideas.
The event was hosted by the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in collaboration with Zero to Infinity and invited outstanding talents and innovative thinkers to showcase their research projects, business models and social intiatives - in 3 minutes each.
A high-calibre jury selected the most intriguing presentation based on its breakthrough factor, impact and structure.
The winner of the Bangladesh Lab will travel to the Falling Walls Lab Finale on 8 November and pitch amongst the winners of all international Falling Walls Labs. The winner will also receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference which takes place on 9 November and brings together leaders from the worlds of science, business and policy-making.
Meet the winner:
Ahmed Imtiaz Humayun Bangladesh Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Breaking the Wall of Blindness with Wearables
Electronic Travel Aids are expensive for the high specifications required. 90% of the world’s visually impaired live in low-income settings which raises the necessity of solutions to be economical. The solution, a cloud computing based low spec ETA requiring low computational power, that can be tethered with smartphones via Bluetooth. It uses 3D image segmentation and cognitive computer vision.
Meet the jury:
Dr. Md. Ataur Rahman, Professor and Department Head, Department of Water Resources Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Dr. Ashiqur Azim, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Minhaz Anwar, Head, GP Accelerator
Abdullah Al Mahmud, Editor, Zero to Infinity
Abdullah Hasan, CEO, Media Mix Communication