Odisha researchers invent device that can measure heartbeat of plants

Sambalpur:  In a major breakthrough, three young scientists from Odisha have invented a device that can measure pulse rate of plants and trees .

The machine ‘Rhythm meter for plant’ indigenously developed by the Mahamaya Degree College lecturer Akshaya Kumar Mishra,  Gangadhar Meher University Professor Dr. Pradosh Acharya and Sambalpur University Researcher Aishwarya Khamari can check heartbeats of all plants.

The instrument can also provide data about plants’ biological clocks, biological rhythm and nutrient uptake.

Through the device, the nutritional value of pond water can also be measure that will extensively help the fish farmers in the State.

The project has made it to the top four category at Rural Experience Programme in 3M-CII Young Innovators Challenge Award.

Earlier in the year 2012, the young scientist Mishra in collaboration with another young scientist Samir Bhoi had invented a machine ‘Electrolyter 1005’, for which he had received award from Indian Science of Congress and Indian Association of Microbiology.


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