Three polytechnic developed the device under the guidance of their teachers at a total cost of Rs 8,000.
Lucknow: Three students of the Hewett Polytechnic in Lucknow have invented a smartphone device that will enable users to lift their punctured cars by just pressing a button.
The mechanical-trade students, Manish, Rakesh and Sunil, have named the device “Android Screwjack”. They developed the device under the guidance of their teachers, M.P. Singh and P.S. Kushwaha, at a total cost of `8,000.
Android Screwjack comprises a 12-volt battery would work through a mobile application. The device would connect to the smartphone using bluetooth facility. After establishing the connection, the app would enable the user to control the device.
“This will be especially handy for senior citizens and women drivers who find it difficult to change punctured tyres on their own. They can now lift the cars by pressing a button and then change the tyre,” said Manish, adding that they were trying to further refine the device.
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath is expected to see a presentation of the new device on Tuesday. Following this, the design will be sent to patent rights.