SRINAGAR: Much to the relief of consumers in Kashmir Valley where voltage fluctuation is a norm, two engineering students here have developed an android application and a remote control to manage the stabilisers from a distance.
Pursuing mechanical engineering from Kashmir University’s College of Engineering, Zakoora, Hadi Mir and Wahdat Jaan Bhat got the idea a few months ago when fluctuation in the voltage made them frequently adjust their manually-controlled stabiliser.
“It was always agonising to get up from under the warm blanket frequently in cold winter days and rush to the transformer to stabilise the voltage by altering steps. So we started thinking of a solution and finally succeeded in developing an application,” Hadi told Kashmir Reader.
The android application, he said, would enable the user to increase or decrease the voltage in the transformer with his phone.
“Besides developing the application, we have also come up with a remote control having the same features,” Mir said.
The application can be used from a distance of 10 to 15 meters, while the remote works from 15 to 20 meters.
What has made the duo jubilant is that their patent application for both the android app and remote has been approved.
They, however, credit their success to their teachers Arshad Iqbal Khan and Rouf-uk-Islam Bhat.
“It was due to their support and guidance that we were able to complete it. I have no hesitation to say that without their guidance it won’t have been possible,” Hadi told Kashmir Reader.