Engineering students from different universities on Thursday displayed their indigenous smart devices for patients and autonomous robots at the Inter-University Project Exhibition (IUPEX 2020).
The one-day exhibition was held here at the Government College University Lahore under the auspices of its Electrical Engineering Department and Office Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC).
About 22 smart devices were put on display which included robotic glove for rehabilitation of patients, QR code-based medicine vending machine, indigenous portable ECG machine, wireless power transfer system, hybrid electric motorcycle, library security system, Wifi multipurpose autonomous drone and voice controlled wheel chair for the disabled.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi said that creativity, innovation and technology development were the key to the economic prosperity of Pakistan. He appreciated that these students had worked very hard on their projects and also focused to make them cost effective.
The Vice Chancellor announced that GCU would establish civil and chemical engineering departments at its new campus soon to further strengthen its engineering faculty. He also guided the students in detail about the further research on their projects.
Philanthropist and entrepreneur Sabahat Rafiq also visited the exhibition and announced a donation of $5000 to the GCU Lahore for promotion of innovation culture among youth.
ORIC Director Dr Junaid Zafar said IUPEX 2020 was not only aimed at providing opportunities to students of different universities to exhibit their innovate work to companies but also it educated and motivated other students to come up with more innovative ideas and technologies. He said that more than 100 students submitted projects, out of which only 22 projects were displayed.
Different companies and funding agencies were also invited to IUPEX 2020 to witness and fund the projects.