Raja Mouja 2018, Odisha: innovation by Artiosys Ventures on display
Among various facets of the rich culture of Odisha, is Raja festival – a three-day long festival that celebrates the power of fertility = both of Mother Earth and young women. For three days every year, the females are given a break from the daily household chores and instead of cooking in the kitchen they are seen at the swings making merry and joy. No ploughing or sowing is carried out during these three days. Various games and other activities like singing, painting, and dancing are some of the activities things that people rejoice in during this period.
This year, Janwaar Castle, co-organised the Raja Mouja Festival in Odisha with the Kalyanpur Village Committee, and my company, Artiosys Ventures Private Limited, was one of the collaborators of this huge event. We showcased two products at the event which were developed and manufactured by the company.
Vayushodhaka is one of the upcoming product of the company. It is an “Organic Air Purifier” meant for indoors. Yes, you read that right, Vayushodhaka is the most effective organic air purifier that has a purifying area of 38 meter cube by a single device in 24 hours.
How Vayushodhaka Works?
Plants are indispensable to human life. Through photosynthesis, they convert the carbon dioxide we exhale into fresh oxygen, and they can also remove toxins from the air we breathe.
Not just this, we found that soil micro-organisms in potted plants also play a vital role in cleaning indoor air. In the current scenario, the air has no path to enter the soil and thus, the air only gets purified from the leaves until now.
This is just the point where Vayushodhaka comes into play. This device is designed in such a way that it actually forces the air around you to pass through the soil and as a result, many harmful pollutants like benzene gets eliminated from the air. After this process, Vayushodhaka blows out the purified and healthy air.
You can also view the current air quality of the air around you and see the impact of the device in real time. Yes, all this and much more can be done using the Vayushodhaka mobile application. This application takes data from the sensors present in the device itself. This application can even assist you on what other measures you can take to improve the air quality around you.
A person spends nearly 90% of his time indoors. You might think that if you are indoors then, the air around you is safe. I guess you need to think again about this because the air indoors can be 10 times more damaging than the outdoor air because contained or closed areas have more potential to build up pollutants than the open spaces.
We breathe over 10,000 litres of air every day and Vayushodhaka is capable of eliminating nearly 95% of pollutants from this air. Thus, it keeps us away from various health effects like allergies, dizziness, headache, asthma, and other lung problems. If the air around us is healthy, we will be healthy too.
This is a product that was designed especially for this particular event. The objective which needed to be fulfilled was to make the people watch and listen to some knowledgeable content. For the watching part, LED TVs were installed but to make everyone to listen carefully to only the content which they are watching was a tough job. So, we built a solution called Audiobox which received input from the TV and split the output into 20 different earphones without compromising the sound quality of any of the output.
With the help of AudioBox, people were able to listen to the content without any interference. This turned the viewing experience personalized and noise-free.
People of all ages came and learned with the help of AudioBox. From children to adults and also from males to females, everyone was willing to come and learn and this showed the desire they had to learn new things and adapt to the changing world.
It brought us great satisfaction from the appreciation and encouragement we received from everyone who visited us at the “Science Zone”. We hope the open and collaborative innovation only grows further, especially, when the seeds for it have already been sowed.