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"AmbiTAG"- India's first indigenous temperature data logger for the cold chain management

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    3rd Jun, 2021


Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar (IIT Ropar) in Punjab has developed a first-of-its-kind IoT device – AmbiTag.

About AmbiTag

  • It is shaped as USB device.
  • Working: It records the temperature of its immediate surroundings “from -40 to +80 degrees in any time zone for a full 90 days on a single charge.
  • It generates an alert when the temperature goes beyond a pre-set limit.
  • The recorded data can be retrieved by connecting the USB with any computer.
  • Developed: The device was developed under Technology Innovation Hub – AWaDH (Agriculture and Water Technology Development Hub) and its Startup ScratchNest.
  • AWaDH is a Govt of India project.
  • Certified: The device is certified with ISO.
  • Use: It records real-time ambient temperature during the transportation of perishable products, vaccines and even body organs and blood.
  • The recorded temperature helps to know whether that particular item transported from anywhere in the world is still usable or perished because of temperature variation. 
  • This information is particularly critical for vaccines including Covid-19 vaccine, organs and blood transportation. 
  • Such devices are being imported by India in a massive quantity from other countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Ireland, and China. So, it is a push towards the Atma Nirbhar Bharat”.

AWaDH (Agriculture and Water Technology Development Hub)

  • AWaDH is a Govt of India project.
  • Its prime objectives include:
    • Interdisciplinary research in the domain of Agriculture and Water
    • Building up a startup ecosystem in AgriTech
    • Development of intellectual resources and skill development in the area of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
    • International Collaboration
    • UG & PG Internships
    • Generous funding for research for marketable solutions in AgriTech
  • IOT
  • The Internet of things describes the network of physical objects that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the Internet.