Tushar is a Software Developer at Microsoft. He recently completed his stint in the Hardware Division at Microsoft Research- Cambridge where he worked on ‘Sticker Circuits’ project. Sticker Circuits are a new way to build electronic prototypes by levering instant inkjet techniques which enables us to prints conductive circuits on photo paper.
He is from the founding batch of the Young India Fellowship Programme (YIFP)– a multi-disciplinary, post graduate program started in 2011 in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania.
Tushar is passionate about learning new technologies and making it accessible to the masses. He has participated and won many national and international competitions including project Wizitank (an unmanned ground vehicle) where his team represented India at Microsoft Imagine Cup 2010 in Warsaw- Poland and PregnaCare (for mother and child healthcare) which won second prize at the Imagine Cup 2011 national finals. His research interests include embedded system and robotics.
One of his team projects named ‘viSparsh’, an electronic navigation belt for visually impaired was selected among the top 12 finalists of Asian Innovations Awards 2012 by The Wall Street Journal and was also titled ‘Innovation Jockeys 2012’ in a country wide contest powered by Accenture and Yahoo.
His team also developed a wearable prototype (in the form of a t-shirt) for real-time health monitoring for which they won the first runner up prize at Health2.0 Developer’s World Cup 2012 at San Francisco by competing other country winners.
He is an electronics and Communication Engineer.

Company Site: www.microsoft.com

Project viSparsh: www.visparsh.blogspot.com

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