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Tripura girl wins PMRBP for AI-based apps

The AI-based AthleteX was one of the top 20 winners for Intel AI for youth program 2021.

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Agartala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has applauded Tripura’s teenage talent Puhabi Chakraborti on winning the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) for innovating two artificial intelligence (AI) based mobile applications.

The 15-year-old girl, a student of Class X in Kendriya Vidyalaya NIT Agartala campus and national Kickboxer and Black belt in karate, interacted with the Prime Minister on her innovative applications – “AthleteX for the Atmanirbhar Athlete” and development of a software to control a Spirometer to assess the lung capacity – at West Tripura District Magistrate’s conference hall on Monday.

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Explaining the innovations to Modi, Puhabi told him that her involvement in sports prompted her to develop an AI-based application AthleteX, which would make athletes perform better through injury detection scans to accurately detect injuries and mental health scanning using deep learning.

The AI-based AthleteX was one of the top 20 winners for Intel AI for youth program 2021. The software she developed for the Spirometer would help in providing an adequate amount of oxygen and gas mixtures to Covid19 patients to ease their breathing distress.

She had earlier brought two gold and one bronze medal for India from the Wako International Kickboxing Championship. Puhabi has announced she would donate 50 per cent of her prize money of Bal Shakti Puraskar to the PM cares fund.

Congratulating Puhabi, CM Deb said, “Proud moment for Tripura, Puhabi Chakraborti receives Rashtriya Bal Puraskar for her innovation. I express my gratitude to PM and Union Minister Smriti Iraniji for uplifting the morale of the children through the award. I am amazed by her achievements, and she is an inspiration for millions”.

Puhabi is currently an Intern in SSU, California, where she is developing the software to control a Spirometer. She is also an intern at the University at Buffalo, New York, working on machine learning-based cyber security. Puhabi published her first patent at the age of 13 for developing a device for alkaline water purification through a banana stem filter. 

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