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The e-Swabhimani is an initiative of the Information Communication technology agency of Sri Lanka aimed at recognizing excellence in digital content creation. It is expected that this national award would stimulate a greater interest in the development of a wide range of content and services that would serve the needs of society. 6th e-Swabhimani programme was launched for this year and attracted over 200 applications.  26 winning submissions were recognized with the presentation of  e-Swabhimani Awards at a colourful ceremony presided over by the Chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) , Mr. P.G.Kumarasinghe  and other distinguished persons.

Congratulations to winners of e-Swabhimani 2016...!

Inclusion and Empowerment

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Winner

Sign Language Interpreter

Product Description

The intention of this product is to provide an environment to communicate in Deaf Sign Language. This research product covers up main disabilities of deaf people, which is that they can’t hear or talk.  Hearing impaired people can use “sign language” to communicate between each other. Therefore, this system translates text/voice into sign language using a 3D model. The system will identify each word and construct the related 3D animation of each sign and combine them automatically. Subsequently, final 3D animation will act as a sign translator which demonstrates continuously. This product will be available for many platforms that can use for multiple purposes. They are mobile application, a Web browser add-on that can read article via deaf language and a standalone application to learn deaf language.

Jurors’ Evaluation

Much effort has been put in to developing this software which has a higher degree of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). This software could be used as a tool with multiple implications to the target group as well as rest of the community when interacting with the target group. Therefore, the jurors were of the view that the submission deserves to be awarded as a Winner in this category.

Producer          :  G3 SOLUTIONS

Producer URL : http://www.g3solutions.lk

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Winner

Right2Sight

Product Description

Right2Sight is an Android application that empowers visually impaired people by providing easy  access to smartphone users  to perform their day to day activities, such as making calls, managing contacts, sending messages, using utilities such as clock, battery power, ringing options and profile etc. The access is eased through the voice messages and the braille input which are very convenient to visually impaired people.

There are 200,000 people in Sri Lanka who believed to be blind and another 400,000 are having low vision. Further, the population of Sri Lanka is rapidly aging and diseases which affect vision are also increasing. On the other hand, according to IDC in early 2015, 22% of mobile phone users in Sri Lanka are smartphone users and the percentage must be very high as of now.This has been successfully tested at a Nuffield center, Kaithaddy and the user experience of the app has been improved based on the feedbacks received from the visually impaired people.  This will work with Android version 4.4 or above, which are the versions widely used among smart phones today.

Jurors’ Evaluation

The software product was very focused on catering to a specific need of a specific sector in the community, which was excluded from reaping the benefits of digital advancement. Being mobile and have been tested made the submission a much more feasible solution with higher probability of success. Therefore, the jurors were of the view that the submission deserves to be awarded as a Winner in this category.

Producer  : J.A. Samira Gayan Jayasingha

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Special Merit

PickMe

Product Description

The Sri Lankan taxi service is often looked down upon due to its lack of order and inefficiency of its processes. For this reason, taxi driver esp. tuk (3 wheeled taxis) drivers rate a low quality of life. PickMe produced software that equips local taxi drivers with an easy to use technology that builds their occupation and empowers their lives.PickMe is a GPS and GIS based software, which provides an integrated solution, that addresses all stakeholders of the industry the drivers, the passengers, the taxi dispatchers and the taxi fleet owners.

How the process happens is Passengers hail a taxi via the PickMe Passenger App, Taxi drivers are capable of locating passengers and navigating via the map and calculating fare with the PickMe Driver App. Taxi operators (call centres) locate taxis and dispatch to the nearest taxi via the PickMe Dispatcher, whereas Taxi owners monitor all operation of the business via the PickMe Admin. Eventhough PickMe passenger and driver apps have been inspired by other similar technologies around the globe, the PickMe technology itself has been made in Sri Lanka to suit the specific needs of the industry.

Jurors’ Evaluation:

The Pickme software has impacted the way the Three Wheel service is operated in Sri Lanka. The product which could have also been a submission to the commerce category was submitted to the inclusion category due to the impact it is creating among the three wheel driver community disrupting the mafia. Therefore, the jurors were of the view that the submission deserves to be awarded as a Special Merit in this category.

Producer          : Digital Mobility Solutions Lanka (PVT) Ltd

Producer URL : http://www.pickme.lk

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Special Merit

Ms.USE

Product Description

Ms.USE is a IoT based mobile solution for women violence, abuse and harassment prevention through a wearable device, that gives women and children the opportunity to call for help in just a split second from guardian or community of people who are ready to act against such incidents.The product comprises of three parts, such as the wearable ring, the AR geo-tagging for victims’ location identification and the remote evidence storage system. The ring would be connected via Bluetooth to the mobile phone and in an emergency; a woman would be able to call for help by just simply applying pressure on a certain part of the ring for a certain amount of time. A short press would send a message to the community, while a long press would enable the voice recording.

The party which offers help can (police officers) identify the location of the victim using the Augmented Reality application. By focusing the camera nearby the co-ordinates it will indicate the location where the victim finally triggered the ring with an AR ping.The voice recordings taken at the time of the incident would be uploaded to the remote evidence storage within small time stamps. These would act as evidences especially during sexual and bribery cases.

Jurors’ Evaluation

Wearable technology is a key category in the Internet of Things. The submission consisted of a complete solution, which integrated a device (hardware) and software solution, exploiting the connectivity options offered through mobile technology. Therefore, the jurors were of the view that the submission deserves to be awarded as a Special Merit in this category

Producer  : SAS NINJA LABS 

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