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Byline: Kavitha Srinivasa
A device that 'smells' a leakage and sends a mobile alert -- a Bhubaneswar entrepreneur's life-saving innovation.
A tragic incident of an LPG (liquid petroleum gas) leakage changed the course of Gautam Kumar's career. His was a sensitive reaction and the outcome was equally sensitive -- a technological solution, appropriately named Suraksha, designed to improve safety levels in Indian kitchens.
The device has sensors that can detect the smell of leaked gas and immediately send alerts to five mobile phones registered with it through a SIM card and network connectivity. The buzzer or SMS alerts continue until the LPG quantity in the …