Rajlakshmi Borthakur from Bengaluru, an innovator who originally hails from Assam won the Silver Award at the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards 2019.
She bagged the award for inventing ‘TJay’, an Internet of Things (IoT) / Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered smart wearable device that can predict epileptic attacks and identify mental health states.
Rajlakshmi Borthakur is an IT enthusiast and healthcare product innovator.
Her knowledge of technology and science resulted in the Government of India and the UN to recognise her as a woman transforming India.
She created a device that could save the lives of scores of people living with epilepsy, according to reports.
It was the need of her beloved son—Tejas that propelled Borthakur to delve into the field of neurology.
Tejas was born in 2011, and sadly, from a rather young age, he started having epileptic seizures.
While Tejas’s condition was stable at birth, the situation quickly worsened, and he began suffering from full-blown seizures that required immediate medical attention.
The need to help her son prompted this mother to work toward finding a solution to the problem.
Borthakur slogged for three years to find a way to give her enough lead time to get her son to the hospital for treatment.
With the core idea in her mind, Borthakur attempted to create a prototype to detect epilepsy early.
She roped in the help of a group of people who worked together to come up with T Jay—an early epilepsy-attack detection device.