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Mumbai Based Data Engineer Invents QR Code-Enabled Pendants To Aid Lost People In Reuniting With Family

Plato's age-old wisdom, 'Necessity is the mother of invention,' still holds true today. Technology, a remarkable gift to humanity, has paved the way for ingenious solutions. Pushing the boundaries further, a data engineer has introduced a pendant equipped with a QR code , providing a lifeline for lost individuals to find their way back home safely.

In Mumbai , a 24-year-old data engineer named Akshay Ridlan has innovatively designed QR code-enabled pendants. These pendants cater to a diverse range of individuals, including those with disabilities, senior citizens, and individuals coping with conditions like Alzheimer's, Dementia, Schizophrenia, or children with autism. Upon scanning the QR code, vital information such as the person's name, contact details, address, and blood group is instantly accessible.

After successfully creating QR code-based pendants for lost animals, Akshay Ridlan was inspired to extend his innovative idea to people who may lose their way from home.

"I thought of a similar thing for humans as I know of a friend whose father had left home some five years back and is still to return. The family still waits in hope. Such things can be very devastating for the family. This simple technology can prove a big help in such cases," Ridlan told The Times Of India.

He described the process as simple: scan the QR code, input data, and wear the pendant. Ridlan also highlighted the pendant's durability and weather resistance.

"The cost of producing a locket works around Rs 200 currently, but for now it will be distributed for free," Ridlan added.

This innovation allows anyone who finds a lost person to scan the pendant's QR code, accessing emergency contact information and other crucial details to facilitate their reunion with their family.