Monthly Archives: April 2016

Smart Wheelchair

Android Controlled Smart Wheelchair for Disabilities

Our research goes on the topic named “Android Controlled Smart Wheelchair for Disabilities”. In Bangladesh there are about 5 million Disables and paralyzed people. The one and only assistant device is traditional wheelchair for them. As the wheelchairs are low cost and non-motorized system, these wheelchairs also need help of a family person to move. So another 5 million people are engaged to assist those users. Moreover our Bangladesh is a developing country. The economic condition of most of the people is not good enough so they can’t import a modern or motorized wheelchair from abroad for their disable family members. These modern wheelchair costs at least 3 to 5 lac BDT. That’s why our research topic was basically on a smart low cost wheelchair for the people of Bangladesh. The control architecture is very interesting as like as the android game. More elaborately we can say when it’s possible to move a virtual car/motor cycle in an android game using motion or button control, why not we can use this technology in real life. That’s the science behind the control architecture of this smart wheelchair. It can be controlled using button or motion of an android including break & driving command.  Another Biometrics feature is that when a user faces any physical crisis, it will raise an alarm to aware the surroundings people by using the Heart Rate of him. This feature can be further extended to aware his family members in addition to the surrounding people by a GSM shield. So this technology can be a good monitoring system for patient in hospital or emergency cases.

ICE Smart Wheelchair

ICE Smart Wheelchair

The researcher Tarun Debnath says the main benefit of this wheel chair is that it will cost very low when we will consider it in commercial purpose. At the time of Research & Development in our lab it costs around 70,000 BDT. This cost will reduce to 25,000-30,000 BDT in commercial purpose. So the common people of Bangladesh will be able to afford this wheel chair easily. Moreover 5 million assistant people will be free to contribute in GDP and the disables will start to lead an independent life as they want.

The Assistant Professor  & Chair of the department Md. Anwar Hossain, who was the coordinator of this research, thinks this type of digital assistive device will improve the life style of physically challenged people one step forward. He also thinks such type of research of our department will accelerate the government vision of Digital Bangladesh.

ICE Smart Wheelchair

ICE Smart Wheelchair

Also Assistant professor A F M Zainul Abadin who was the supervisor of this research says “There are over 5 million disabled people in Bangladesh needing the help of others to move about. If we are able to arrange such Smart Chairs for the physically challenged people, they can move about on their own”

At Research & Development it was supported financially by Universal Group, Pabna. Now Bangladesh Government has taken this research to support through A2I (Access to Information), Prime Minister’s Office so that the research can be useful for our country.

Electronic and print media coverage link:

  1. The Daily Star
  2. Daily Janakantha
  3. Bangladesh Pratidin
  4. Idea Bank A2I
  5. Rising BD
  6. Daily Nayadinganta
  7. ATN Bangla
  8. Priyo dot Com
  9. Daily Ittefaq
  10. NTV
  11. Daily Kalerkantho

 

Freshers Reception 2016

Freshers Reception 2016

A Fresher’s Reception is an occasion of great joy to receive the fresher’s cordially and it is a way to acquaint them to the new place. On Monday, 28th March 2016, there was held a fresher’s reception in the department of Information & Communication Engineering of Pabna University of Science & Technology with great favor and enthusiasm. The program was arranged in Gallerie-1 in Dr. M A Wazed Miah Science Building. The Gallery wore a festive look. The whole program was arranged under auspices of all students of ICE department who did their best to make the function success.

ICE-Fiesta-2015

Freshers Reception 2016

For the delectation of the fresher’s, the whole gallery was decorated very tastefully. Green leaves, festoons, balloons, colors papers etc. were freely used to enhance the beauty of the gallery. A stage was erected to hold the function. There were neatly decorated tables and chairs for the honorable guests in proper order. In front of the stage, seats were fixed for our honorable teachers and beloved fresher’s. There was also set out a sound system to operate the program.

All students took their seats about 10 AM. When the guests arrived the students receives them by clapping. After taking their seat, the function beganwith the recitation from the Holy Quran and Holy Geeta. The honorable vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Al-Nakib Chowdhury was the chief guest. There were three special guests, Md. Saiful Islam (Dean of Faculty of Engineering & Technology), Awal Kabir Joy (Proctor of PUST) & Dr. Md. Habibullah (Director of Student Adviser Office). The Honorable Chairman of ICE, Md. Anwar Hossain was the chair of the function & he delivered the welcome speech to the fresher’s. By alternating, the invited guests delivered their valuable speech which inspired the students to build up properly for the prosperity of whole country. Then, a small presentation was played by a projector which showed all round improvement of the ICE department. Then honorable vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Al-Nakib Chowdhury received fresher’s with a flower stick.

After that, the cultural function was started, participated by the students of department of ICE. Drama, song, dance, jokes, poem etc. were performed by the students. The honorable teachers sang songs which was the best performance ever performed. Some fresher’salso performed on the stage. The most attractive thing was FUNBOX. In total the entire function entertained all the percipientexclusively.

Finally, the program has been made successfully for the co-operation of honorable chairman, teachers & the students.

 

ICE Fiesta-2015

ICE Fiesta-2015

“ICE Fiesta” is an annual program organized by the Department of Information & Communication Engineering (ICE) on Saturday on 25th April, 2015 and started at 10 AM, where the teachers and the students can participate and enjoy a lot. In general it is a three day long program with several parts and interesting items.

ICE Fiesta 2015 (Opening Ceremony)

ICE Fiesta 2015 (Opening Ceremony)

Our honorable vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Al-Nakib Chawdhury along with Proctor Md. Awal Kobir Joy countenances this program. The Chairman of Information & Communication Engineering (ICE) department Md. Anwar Hossain touches off and installs the function of ICE Fiesta. All teachers of the department have also co-operated to initiate the program.

The students of ICE department participated to decorate the department beautifully. The whole department wall was decorated with colorful posters, lace papers, balloons, handmade butterflies, birds, flowers etc. The most attractive thing was the floor which is painted by the different colors. That was so charming! A square box was labeled up by the ‘ICE Fiesta’ writing, attached with colorful balloon was hanged from the four corner of the building to highlight the fiesta. Every outside railing was adorned by the colorful balloons and designed by the stickers that attracted the looks of visitors.

‘ICE Fiesta’, there is no pressure of study. It is just for fun and fun. It actually refines and refreshes the mind. The players played game and others enjoyed that.

 On the day of the program, a procession had brought out with our honorable chairman sir and other respected teachers of the department. All the students of ICE departments took part in this procession. After inaugurating, by the Chairman of ICE department Md. Anwar Hossain, the main function of the program was started.

The gaming portion was categorized by two sections like outdoor and indoor games. Outdoor game came with an intra-department cricket and football tournament. Indoor games like Karam, Chess, Card, Ludu etc. participated by both students and teachers. Another important event like hardware and software project fair, programming contest and IT Quiz had added the different looks of the Fiesta. Though it is seemed easy to win but competition was too hard. Their performance throttled the situation and everybody cheered up.

All the events float with joyless of wining inspiration of losing. Overall it made a bridge of friendship among participants and authority. Both students and teachers were sincere in their responsibilities. This program has brought a new dimension among the teachers and students. Every year some new extra ordinary or talent students are found through the ICE Fiesta.

Prize Giving Ceremony of 

ICE Fiesta 2015

The prize giving ceremony among is always an eventful and enjoyable program. The program was held on Monday on 28th March, 2016. In this program our honorable chairman Md. Anwar Hossain presided over the inaugural ceremony and our honorable vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Al-Nakib Chawdhury was the chief guest. The honorable Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Md. Saiful Islam, Proctor Awal Kabir Joy, Student Adviser Dr. Md. Habibullah and other respected teachers of the department were also present there.

ICE-Fiesta-2015

ICE-Fiesta-2015 (Prize Giving Ceremony)

The function began at 10 AM and by the recited from the Holy Quran. The chairman and the chief guest delivered a short speech which was encouraging and instructive for the students. Their speech briefly expressed that ICE Fiesta encourages the students to be more devoted for the department and made an affable relation between the teachers and students strongly. Finally, the prize were distributed among the winners and by the willingness of the chief guest, our honorable chairman closed the program.

Actually, ‘ICE Fiesta’ is a festival which helps the students freely motivate with the teachers. It also represents the amiable love ever.