As a country that has been creating over a million engineers every year (only next to China) the contribution of India to the modern world is unparalleled. India accounts for over 25% of total engineers in the world, and innovation and improvisation are inclusive to India’s education sector. From having its own GPS to sending the most number of satellites to space in one go, India has several feathers on its hat. Thanks to the diverse economic status and a wide range of problems, the solutions put forward by Indian engineers are not just innovative but also economic. This is the reason that India has emerged as a preferred investment and partnership destination for tech giants across the world.

From the world’s cheapest car to the world’s cheapest moon mission, Indian engineers have converted limitations into strength time and again. Yes, there are problems but the young and enthusiastic innovators have been treating these problems as opportunities rather than roadblocks. The participation of India is modern technology and innovation has increased manifolds in the past few years. The credit for this goes to the widespread internet availability, booming start-up culture and the ease of doing business ranking. This article comprises 7 modern-day life-changing technologies from India.

Aum Voice Prosthesis

Aum Voice Prosthesis is a $1 device that is changing the lives of throat cancer patients in the country and across the world. Voiceless is a term that is mainly used for animals but humans suffering from throat cancer lose their voice box after undergoing a surgery called laryngectomy. After the surgery, the patients can eat from their mouth but can’t breathe through the nose. Instead, they breathe from a hole in the throat. Aum Voice Prosthesis device enables such patients to speak once again, this time using the food pipe. 

Janma Clean Birth Kit

Janma Clean Birth Kit is a life-changing invention for mothers and newborns specially in the rural areas where the risk of infection is higher. The kits sold by ayzh help in reducing infection risks during and after the birth of a child. The kit costing somewhere in between $2 to $5 comprises sterile underpad, surgical scalpel, umbilical cord clamp, a bar of soap, a cloth and an instruction sheet. The kit not only reduces the risk of infection but also creates awareness regarding the importance of cleanliness among pregnant women and their families.

Low-cost Water Purifier

Clean drinking water is a basic necessity but it remains to be a luxury for a large section of people in the country and people in different parts of the world. The low-cost water purifier technology introduced by companies like Tata has been playing an instrumental role in reducing the cases of water-borne diseases and infections. Lakhs of low-income families today have access to clean drinking water for a minimal cost of Rs. 1,100 to Rs. 1,500.

Portable Biogas Plant

Moving to renewable sources of energy from non-renewable sources of energy is the only way to move forward without harming the environment or ecosystem. Portable Biogas Plants convert waste from kitchens, farms and agricultural waste into natural gas. This natural gas can be later used as a source of energy. The good thing with the device is that it can be easily carried anywhere and can be installed easily as well.

Solar Water Purifier

India has emerged as a leader in Solar energy with having the world’s biggest solar park in the country. From powering trains to generating electricity, India has emerged as a pioneer of technology. The solar water purifier is another technology where solar energy is used to remove waste particles from the water and disinfect it at the same time. The device comprises of a four-layer sari-cloth filter and glass pipes where water is fed for disinfecting. The advantage of the device is that it works on cloudy days as well.

Low-cost Sanitary Pads Manufacturing Machine

Have you watched the movie Padman? Arunachalam Murugunantham is the real ‘Padman’ who brought a revolutionary change in the lives of women in rural India not just by educating them about the importance of sanitary health but by inventing a way to make low-cost sanitary pads. The machine is capable of churning out over 16,000 low-cost sanitary pads per day. The machine uses wood pulp and polythene films to develop low-cost pads. 

Foot Prosthesis

For a very long time, feeding a hungry soul was considered to be the biggest act of service. It still is a big deed but making a handicapped man walk again is not an ordinary deal either. Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti has been doing the service for quite some time now. The prosthesis made from high-density polythene, rubber and wood is fitted into the limbs of those with amputated legs. As many as 4 lakh people from over 25 countries have benefited from the technology.