Name of Innovator: Akash Singh
Phone Number: 9457138214
Address: S/O Dharmender Singh, Near Power House, Mohalla Baniisrail, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh pin-203135
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Video Link: https://youtu.be/IZy65AKRThQ
“My septuagenarian grandfather always carries a walking stick with him for his morning walks. I realized that though the stick offered support, it ended up tiring him and often proved heavy to lift. That’s when I thought of a walking stick that could enable easier mobility and be lightweight at the same time,” he says.
Akash Singh, a student of Government Polytechnic College in Manesar, Gurgaon, came up with the idea almost a year back after watching his grandfather use one during his morning walks. Equipped with a wheel that has a power-braking system, the device has an internal power generating mechanism that lets one charge their mobile phone and is equipped with an alarm along with a torch and compass.
Though the idea had been hovering in his head for almost a year, it took him a while to formalize the concept and turn it into a working model. Spending almost an equal measure of time developing the mechanical and electrical aspects, it took him around four months to develop the walking stick. The wheel in the stick will not only help the elderly but also those who have physical disabilities. The horn/alarm in it can help alert or call someone during an emergency, while its lightness will pave way for easier mobility,” he explains.
“The entire cost of assembling the apparatus came up to ₹1500. This way, people not only benefit from the device for its functionalities but also benefit economically.
He regarded himself as very lucky that the PMO of India called him himself and praised him about his work and the inventions. His innovation is also Awarded by Chief Minister of Haryana and appreciated by the Ministry of Environment and climate change.
He has been selected for the first global edition of Ashoka Young Changemaker from India and currently Incubated in Atal incubation Center BIMTECH.
He is planning to extend his facilities and train the women inmates. He wishes to extend his job opportunities for the women inmates too. He has an aim to cover more than 500 temples under this initiative and make the lakes free of pollution.