Best Projects 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category click HERE
NSSL :- An Innovative Device that can Save Thousands of Life in Future
Explain your project in details:
Several risk factors have been associated poor adherence with asthma medications and/or poor adherence with a written asthma action plan. More than 2 lakh people die every year because of the unavailability of asthma pump during the time of asthmatic attack. Asthmatic people often tend to forget to follow their basic medication prescribed by their doctor.For instance it is possible that a person took the pump in the purse while going out but in the way the purse was stolen or lost and during this time the person gets the attack, this can be fatal. NL is an innovative start-up which aims to provide a unique way to carry asthma inhalers. The above mentioned problem can be addressed by adding a modification to a wrist watch. This modification contains a coiled tube which will contain the liquid used in the inhalers. This will help people in case of sudden emergencies. Further, the device will have markings to indicate the level of liquid left in the inhaler and when finished can be refilled by the user. To sum it all up, our product will serve as a miniature inhaler fitted within a watch which is easy to carry,light weighted and effective to use.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Our product work on Bernoullis principal, which is applicable in a spray. Any spray works like an atomizer. When the rubber ball or in this case pump is pressed, it sends a steam of air which passes through the tube. The velocity of the air is very large in the constricted part of the tube so that the pressure in that part is lowered. Consequently liquid rises in the tube and is mixed with air and comes out in the form of a fine spray. Our device be fitted in the watch it consist of a rubber belt from two sides which provides an attachment to the belt of the wrist watch. The strip has a round attachment made up of metal the man attachment consist of two parts the first one being a coiled tube which will contain the liquid medicine and the second is the button which is on the opposite side of the spray opening. The most important part is the spray opening which consist of a pipe which is at one end of the watch opposite to the button from here the medicine will be sprayed out. The middle device is re-attachable so when the medicine is finished the person just needs to replace the middle attachment. This product is recyclable, the coil can be refilled, hence the user can use our product for a very long time. This reduce the product waste that harm the environment, once bought the consumer just need to refill the tube when finished and not throw the whole product. Even the material used can further be recycled to create the same product and this reduce environmental waste .
Sustainability and future plans
For our initial project we will focus and target asthma for the first few years but with growing time we may include many other diseases related to this mechanism. Since the mechanism for inhalers regarding breathing problems is same we can use this device for curing many other lung diseases by just changing the medicine filled in the spiral tube. It is the only product which helps people to carry their asthma pumps in an innovative and effective manner. The fact that the product is attached with a wrist watch and can be replaced , further adds up to its advantages. Even the product is not very expensive it might range from $10-$12 Which is approximately 800 INR , and thats not a big amount in India , its reasonable. Also adding to the fact that its a kind of one time investment , the user just need to refill the medicine after its finished and you are done.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am Sheetal Kumari a student of class 12 , my age is 17 years. I belong from an average middle class family of India. My financial background is comparatively low and hence I don't have funds to encourage my project in future. This project can saves life, a person in need can understand how this can save a precious soul. Regarding my motivation, I got this idea when my friend died because of the same reason.That day I decided that I won't let any other precious soul to die because of this stupid reason and hence I came up with this idea. I am very determined to encourage this idea, I have also presented my projects to my country's government for financial help and am waiting for their reply. This project is not only mine effort, it an outcome of a really good team consisting of Lavya, Samriddhi and Namrata.