Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
ASK (advanced stitch kit)
Explain your project in details:
If we go through numbers we can see that each year 1.25 million people dies because of bleeding. even in war, casualties happens because of bleeding. these brutal situations need a solution. and there were few methods to make this type of bandages; so i came up with idea of using micro sutures and zippers. the micro needles will be so thin and small that they will pierce the skin without pain and i'm counting on just to pierce the skin till early dermis to avoid nerves. this bandage can be lifesaver. we are also providing ibuprofen, aniphilin dose and saline solution. there are two strips in the kit, each with the one side of zipper. both strips are sterilized and possesed hair like micro needles in 'C' shape which will enter skin by pressing forward and pull out by taking backwards; it'll tighten bond with skin. kit has ibuprofen as a painkiller, aniphilin found in mosquitoes to prevent blockage in vessels, saline solution as anti-infective. so, the patient will take painkiller and use anti-infective on skin, then place strips as the sign of indicator. release aniphilin in the wound and then will shut the zipper and the skin will be closed. all of these will control pain, stop blood clotting in vessels and stop infection for several hours until patient reach the hospital.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Here are the key factors and results, Zipper design is very easy to use single-handedly rather than designs like zip-tie. The microneedle design holds skin from inside without any pain which is sure a better holder than adhesive strips.The microneedles are so thin and tiny that they don't disturb nerves so, they don't generate pain. The saline water is great as cleaner of wound and it'll provide hygiene, the ibuprofen is great painkiller to provide time to place strip, and the aniphilin solution is also provided if the big arteries are cut, so it prevents blockage in arteries from clotting till the help arrives. The factors like painkiller and cleaner are provided into the kit so, the person wont need extra medicines. The zipper is complete waterproof so it saves wound from moisture, which the current designs cant do. Also it can bear heat and doesn't stick to skin like the adhesives plastic strips. Its needles have a mold cap for complete hygiene. Its removal is so easy and a person can do it single handedly. The whole is made for single handed use so a lonely person who is stuck in disaster can save himself by own.
Sustainability and future plans
When I had the idea, I didn't know about the latest bandages. But, I googled it and found the best information I could get. After some time I found a common design in all current wound packing bandages. I took closeX bandages as ideal model, and researched about it. After my observation I found some problems. The main problem was practical use in the real world; I know these bandages are used in hospitals as replacement of stitches but what about outside world. The patient wont have any hygiene, hell not have any helper, and the big wounds are very tricky to handle. My kit is for outsiders, I am providing simplest and effective design of zipper, anti-infective agent for hygiene, painkillers, and the solution for biggest problem of blood clotting in vessels.I thought what if patient cut their blood arteries in accident? We need a surgeon to seal those arteries; otherwise hell die because of bleeding. We cant use bandages directly or it'll clot the blood in vessels and he could've lost his organ because of lack of blood supply. It was also a big trouble for me to solve clotting. I suddenly thought about mosquitoes and googled every information about their saliva and bite. It was hard though and took me days because there isn't much information about aniphilin, finally I got the solution and made it. I also found ideal painkillers and anti-infective agent from many options. this was my journey of making the "ASK". in future i believe that if i won some recognition and money then i will surely launch this product and will provide to people at very affordable price.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
So, my name is Tejas Mehta and I'm from Gujarat, India. As all my other competitors I also admire science and love to spend my time observing. Actually I can see one thing for long enough to be called weird, but I like to observe things. in our society most people will ask for just marks and grades, and i think that's why students here don't get much gap or chance until they complete studying. my motivation is the hope in humanity and the fact that humans can do anything. i wanna work to make this world a better place to live. from last 8 years i am constantly taking part in various state, national and international science events including "google science fair". I've won many national competitions and have got the chance to visit India's biggest plasma research center the "IPR". I also have some projects that i'm working on. I think imagination is the plus point i seek for in the people other than knowledge, because u can always store and access book knowledge and that's why hard-drives are for.:))))