Dhruv Jain

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The invention of the aquarium transformed the way humans think about the ocean

Brend Brunner Quartz, Aug, 2016

Brief: A program called "Amphibian," designed by the MIT Media Lab, helps engage additional senses and the feeling of weightlessness to make the experience more lifelike and satisfying.

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MIT’s virtual scuba simulator makes you feel like you are really underwater

Danielle Muoio, Business Insider, May, 2016

Brief: MIT's new virtual scuba simulator, called Amphibian, could offer those unable or hesitant to dive a cool way to still experience the ocean...

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Disability-Simulating VR Promotes Empathy

Christina Couch, MIT Tech Review, Apr, 2016

Brief: Dhruv Jain wants to take you to the bottom of the sea so you can understand his life a little bit better. An avid diver and a graduate student in MIT’s Living Mobile Lab, Jain is the creator of Amphibian...

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Experiencing Underwater Worlds, Virtually

Communications of the ACM, Apr, 2016

Brief: Dhruv Jain, a master of science candidate in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab's Living Mobile Group, has led the creation of a scuba-diving simulator as part of his Amphibian virtual reality (VR) project.

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VR on Steroids: This 3D Simulator Makes Your Entire Body Feel Like You're Scuba Diving

Olivia Vanni, BostInno, Apr, 2016

Brief: Dhruv Jain, a master of science candidate at the MIT Media Lab's Living Mobile Group, has created virtual reality technology that simulates scuba diving.

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Scuba Dive Without Getting Wet

Greg Watry, R&D Mag, Apr, 2016

Brief: Dhruv Jain, who is a master of science candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, knows firsthand the meditative spell scuba divers feel beneath the waves.

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SCUBA simulator advances the field of virtual reality while exploring the relationship between diving and disability

Phys.org, Apr, 2016

Brief: Jain, a master of science candidate in the MIT Media Lab's Living Mobile Group who is partially deaf, created this SCUBA diving simulator to help abled people understand in an artistic way the liberating effects of disabilities...

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SCUBA simulator advances the field of virtual reality while exploring the relationship between diving and disability

ECN Mag, Apr, 2016

Brief: Jain, a master of science candidate in the MIT Media Lab's Living Mobile Group who is partially deaf, created this SCUBA diving simulator to help abled people understand in an artistic way the liberating effects of disabilities...

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Amphibian SCUBA Diving Simulator Lets Abled People Experience Underwater World

Azo Sensors, Apr, 2016

Brief: A user experiences the underwater world using Amphibian SCUBA diving simulator. The user is resting on a suspension system wearing Oculus Rift, a snorkel with breathing sensor, and gloves for motion detection.

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Experiencing underwater worlds, virtually

Sharon Lacey, MIT News, Apr, 2016

Brief: "Amphibian" SCUBA simulator advances the field of virtual reality while exploring the relationship between diving and disability.

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2015 iCampus Prize Winners Announced

Brandon Muramatsu, MIT News, Jul, 2015

Brief: The grand prize winning iCampusAccessibility team of William Li, ‘G and Dhruv Jain, ‘G provided a vision for a more accessible MIT.

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Infrared guidance for the blind

Aviva Rutkin, Metro (UK), Oct, 2014

Brief: A science museum in Delhi has infrared navigation to help the visually impaired. Nicknamed Roshni ('light' in Hindi), it was developed by Dhruv Jain at Massachusetts Insitute of Technology.

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Light beacons let map app talk to blind people

Aviva Rutkin, New Scientist, Oct, 2014

Brief: When regular vision doesn't work, try infrared. A science museum in Delhi, India, has installed an infrared navigation system to help visually impaired people find their way.

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A seeing eye app for indoor use

Manu P Toms, Hindustan Times, Jan, 2014

Brief: A team of IITians in Delhi, led by a hearing-impaired youth, have developed a device and a mobile app that can help blind people negotiate buildings and even streets — a first step that can lead towards making places such as government offices.

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Roshni - Indoor Navigation System for Visually Impaired

Pankaj Vashisht, electronicsforu.com, Dec, 2013

Brief: A team of students from department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT New Delhi has worked to beat disability and come up with a cell phone based indoor navigation system for visually impaired people.

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No dearth of avenues

Henna Rakheja, Deccan Herald, July 29, 2013

Brief: “I can pretty much do all the jobs available to non-disabled people except the army, air force and commercial pilots and related jobs,” says Dhruv Jain, a graduate in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Delhi. The 22-year old hearing impaired doesn’t feel any restriction to build a career but accomplishes his desires with a little alteration.

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Winners of ‘QuEST Ingenium 2013’ announced

Garima Prasher, Times of India, Jun 17, 2013

Brief: The coveted prize was claimed by Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi for their Hybrid Human Powered Electric Vehicle while the runners up were Siddaganga Institute Of Technology, Tumkur for their Intelligent Wheelchair followed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi for their affordable cellphone based indoor navigation system for the visually impaired.

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Working to beat disability

Henna Rakheja, Deccan Herald, Dec 11, 2012

Brief: When in school, I met a lot of hearing impaired individuals which sparked off the will inside me to do something for the disabled community and not only for the visually impaired or people with deafness,” says Dhruv Jain, a final year student of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Delhi.

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IIT's invention: Visually impaired will reach their destination without any help

Bhaskar News Network, Dainik Bhaskar, Apr 20, 2012 | (In Hindi)

Brief: आईआईटी दिल्ली के चार छात्रों ने एक ऐसी तकनीक का आविष्कार किया है, जिसके जरिए नेत्रहीन बिना किसी की मदद के संबंधित भवन में अपनी मंजिल तक पहुंच सकते हैं। सेल फोन आधारित इस तकनीक (इंडोर नेविगेशन सिस्टम) को छात्रों ने रोशनी नाम दिया है।

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A taste of future with students of IIT-Delhi

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Apr 19, 2012

Brief: “The buildings will have infrared enabled wall mounted units at a distance of every seven metres. The visually impaired person will wear an infrared receiver on his/her waist and can obtain directions by pressing keys on their smart phone,” said Dhruv Jain, co-creator of the equipment.

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IIT showcases camouflage tech, multiple-user screens

Naveed Iqbal, Indian Express, Apr 19, 2012

Brief: Roshni is an affordable cell-phone based indoor navigation system for the visually challenged. Developed by Dhruv Jain and Prabhav Agrawal, the system helps visually challenged persons navigate independently in a building. "The idea was to challenge the constraints of independent mobility and navigation in an unfamiliar indoor environment," Dhruv said.

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IIT to display smart tech

Mathrubhumi Education, Apr 19, 2012

Brief: After the 'Smart Cane' innovation for the visually impaired the IITians have come up with 'Roshni' a cell-phone based indoor navigation system for the visually impaired that can be used in homes or in public places like museums or parks to enable the free movement of such people.

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Father helped him with notes, he heard the call

Smriti Singh, Times of India, May 23, 2009

Brief: Dhruv Jain has got a whopping 93.8% in his board exams. He is among 11 differently-abled students in the country who scored above 90%. Dhruv suffers from hearing impairment. Born in a family of doctors in the capital, he never felt he won't be able to do well in studies. A student of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, he has excelled in the science stream and now wants to be an engineer.

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Disabled boy scores 95%

Staff Reporter, The Hindu, May 31, 2007

Brief: Unlike his classmates, he relies on his eyes to understand what is being taught in class. But with a 95.2 per cent in his Class X examination despite having partial hearing, Dhruv Jain has proved that he is certainly not any ordinary boy.

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Overcoming odds to reach the top

Jaya Shroff/Sachin Saini, Hindustan Times, May 30, 2007

Brief: But only one student scored more than 90 per cent – the highest in the country. With 95.2 per cent, Dhruv Jain from Delhi Public School who is 60 percent hearing impaired has bagged the first position. “We were really worried about his weakness earlier, especially when kids made fun of him,” said his mother, Dr. Ruchi Gupta. Watching their son charge ahead in the mad rat race gives the Jains the confidence their son will find his niche in life.

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