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C-DAC brings feast for tech lovers in Pune

Sunday, 30 March 2014 - 8:38am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA

Pune: Tech-lovers in the city are in for a treat, as some innovative technologies and products developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will be on show Monday and Tuesday. C-DAC, the research and development organisation of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, will be celebrating its 27th Foundation Day. On the occasion, C-DAC will showcase some of its products such as gesture recognition and text to Indian sign language translation system, Android keyboard for Indian languages, iCare@Home, and its recent achievements in the area of bioinformatics.
Director general C-DAC, Prof Rajat Moona said, "Over the last year, C-DAC has been actively pursuing the path of innovation through its multiple research initiatives. The technologies presented here are just some of the fruits of our labour."
He said that each of these technologies are based on different domains, cater to a select audience and benefit the common man.
Here is a quick look at some of the technologies you can expect to see at the event.
Indian language keyboard for Android
Since quite a lot of smartphone users in India do not understand English, C-DAC has come up with onscreen key boards in Hindi, Marathi, Gujrathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malyalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Tamil and Urdu.
Gesture recognition and text to Indian sign language
People who are hearing impaired can benefit from this technology; it can inform people of natural disaster being reported on news channels. Apart from realtime sign language gestures of the live reporting, people can even read the text scrolling at the bottom of the TV screen.
iCare@Home
With health based apps gaining popularity these days, this is a decision support system that creates a collated knowledge base of integrated medicine. It will combining best practices of allopathy, ayurveda, homeopathy and yoga to address healthcare needs. It will used applications such as risk predictors, symptoms analyser and computer games to create health awareness.

Where is the show?
The show will be on at the premises of Department of Environment, University of Pune on March 30 and 31. The tech-fest will have seminars on technologies, there will be live demos of some of the products by C-DAC officials.




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