These are some of the Research and Design projects that we are currently working on that will make a difference in our world.  If you are interested in becoming involved or would like to donate or invest please call us at (479) 264-8947 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Person Locator

Earthquakes kill because people are buried under rubble.  We are researching and designing a device that will locate survivors under the rubble and tell rescuers where the person is located for quick extrication.




Swimmer Project

Drownings are a terrible tragedy and occur too often.  We've designed a product to alert of a drown or alarm condition. 

This would then inform a lifeguard, parent or guardian.


 Water Abundance XPRIZE

Maanavta is pleased to be a sponsor for The Rock of Horeb, a design team that will be competing in the worldwide competition "The Water Abundance XPRIZE" designed and operated by the XPRIZE foundation ( and sponsored by the Tata Group and Australian Aid.

This competition was open to design teams worldwide to create new designs to alleviate the global water crisis with energy-efficient technologies that harvest fresh water from thin air.

The design team: Sergio Picado-Electronics, John Evans-Software Designer, Donald White-Electrician, Dr. Kevin N. Barber-Chemist & Engineer, Brandon Hoult-Software Designer


LifeGuard Project

 A Lifeguard should get to a person as soon as possible.  Unfortunately sometimes the distance, wind, current and temperature will keep this from happening.  This is the reason we've created a lifeguard robotic unit.  This unit will get to the person in seconds and carries all the desired equipment and communications to keep the person above water and even carry them to shore.