By: Sameer Lone
Srinagar: Five Kashmiri students have excelled in the world of innovations. Their innovation is good news for diabetic patients. Along with the scientific officer from University of Kashmir, five Kashmiri students have invented a starch free rice cooker.
The patent authority of India has also accepted their patent on the invention. The details of the patent have been in the journal of patents against journal number-44/2021, Journal Date: 29/10/21.
According to the inventors, the main goal of this invention is to suck out the starch from the rice using electro-mechanical intervention.
“The proposed device will cook food on a single text message remotely for multiple persons and will monitor the starch status of rice being cooked,” said Jahangir Hamid, one of the inventors.
How does the machine work?
The machine will consistently screen the starch status and will evacuate it when it is being discharged out of the rice during the cooking process, said the innovators, adding, in this manner it will give starch free rice.
The rice cooker is inbuilt with a rice bowl and water tank which are controlled by controllers and hence no physical mediation is required while cooking or keeping the prepared food warm.
“The rice cooker is programmed and configured to receive predetermined input commands from a mobile phone to cook rice for a particular number of person(s) ranging from 1 to 12. The device is fully automatic as it is controlled by GSM and IoT based technology,” said Jahangir Hameed, who is part of the innovation team.
According to Hameed, the cooker is designed as such that it prompts the user whether to suck out the starch from rice or not because healthy people need starch for their body.
“It is intended for out of home people also in light of the fact that while getting back from working environment, sports, outing, and so forth so being drained and having no capacity to prepare Food there comes its fundamental work into account and a Single Text from Mobile Phone or other source will accomplish the cooking work itself,” said Azraw Hussaim, another innovator from the team.
Apart from Jehangir Hameed Lone from Buchpora Srinagar and Azraw Hussain from Balhama Srinagar, others who are part of the innovation team are Sajid Noor from Qamarwari Srinagar, Ariez Koul from Umerhaira Srinagar, Imran Nazir from Baramulla and Dr. Bilal Ahmed Malik from Budshahnagar Natipora Srinagar.
The innovators said only what they want is support from the government or private companies in order to convert their prototype into a marketable product which will benefit the people.
“Within a region’s production system, there should be an institutional infrastructure that fosters innovation. It should be able to function independently of government/semi-government/private organizations,” they demanded.