Accident: Splint to help docs, paramedics immobilise broken limb

The ‘Splint’ or for a layman understanding - a bandage, will help the paramedics and doctors to potentially avoid the second injury after an accident. It is portable and easy to apply on the hands and legs

Accident: Splint to help docs, paramedics immobilise broken limbEvery year, thousands of people accidentally break their bones. The fracture, which causes pain, if not treated on time, even a small loss of the function can result in lifelong disability. When a person suffers a fracture, the immobilisation of the fractured limb plays a crucial role in the treatment and its management. If one […]

MedTech: Researchers develop smart stethoscope for better, early diagnosis of heart disease

Our heartbeat determines our health. Isn’t it? The doctor listens to our heartbeats with a stethoscope and then identifies the ailment. Researchers from IIT-Bombay have developed a device which will help the doctors to hear heartbeats more clearly

MedTech: Researchers develop smart stethoscope for better, early diagnosis of heart diseaseListening to an infant’s heartbeat plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and management of a disease. If a doctor can hear the heartbeats clearly, it would enable him to diagnose the disease more accurately. Researchers from IIT-Bombay (IIT-B) have developed a small modular device which can be attached to a stethoscope and it will […]

MedTech: IIT-B student designs portable operating room, showcases in BETIC-2019

With the technical advancement in the medical field, every day, scientists are coming up with newer products, which change the narrative of the healthcare system. Dinoj Joseph, a 29-year-old researcher, from IIT-Bombay, developed the portable operating room, which can be shifted from one place to another, as per the requirement

MedTech: IIT-B student designs portable operating room, showcases in BETIC-2019You must have heard about the portable ECG machines, ultrasound machines, and chargers, but have you heard about a portable operation room? No, right? You must be thinking, how could an operation room become portable? With the advancement in the field of medical technology and biotechnology, every day, scientists are coming up with newer and […]

BETiC unveils 20 low-cost medical device innovations at its annual expo

20 novel medical devices were on display at the 5th Annual Symposium and Medical Device Expo held at IIT Bombay between April 12-13. The event was organised by BETiC - Biomedical Engineering & Technology (incubation) Centre, as part of IIT Bombay’s Diamond Jubilee celebration

BETiC unveils 20 low-cost medical device innovations at its annual expoAneesh Karma, a 36-year-old,  was beaming with pride as he stood near his medical device innovation- KAFO- a knee ankle foot orthosis, popularly known as callipers that enables people with weak legs to walk. Aneesh’s KAFO was one of the 20 novel medical devices that were on display at the 5th Annual Symposium and Medical […]

Biomedical students develop innovative injection for kids 

 An innovative injection, or rather ‘funjection,’ is a new spin on traditional injections. This device is designed in such a way that a syringe of the injection is covered with a toy and children are then deceived while they are being injected

Biomedical students develop innovative injection for kids At a recently held Medical Device Innovation Camp (MEDIC) in Pune an innovative device named as ‘funjection’ caught the attention of all. It is a devised made by a team of students and professor which will help in nullifying the pain of injection for children. The device is designed in such a way that a […]

Doctors and engineers team up to create indigenous medical devices in Mumbai 

The first round of MEDHA received an overwhelming response from working professionals and students of medical and engineering streams. The event took place on July 14, 15 and 16. MEDHA is a platform which works on indigenous medical device innovations; it is where interested doctors and engineers can team up to create innovative solutions for unmet clinical needs

Doctors and engineers team up to create indigenous medical devices in Mumbai The first round of Medical Device Hackathon (MEDHA) 2017, organised by the Biomedical Engineering and Technology (incubation) Centre (BETiC) at IIT Bombay, took place at K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering in Mumbai. It received an overwhelming response from working professionals and students of medical and engineering streams. The event took place on July 14, […]

Device designed at IIT Bombay to save over 100,000 diabetic foot amputations

A BETiC team at IIT Bombay has developed a semi-automatic non-invasive device for screening a diabetic foot condition. It detects the stiffness of the tissues on the sole of feet and categorises the condition of the foot in green, yellow and red risk zones. The clinicians can warn patients susceptible to diabetic foot ulceration in advance, potentially saving them from an amputation

Device designed at IIT Bombay to save over 100,000 diabetic foot amputationsDiabetes causes multiple complications because of the high level of glucose in the blood. One of them is diabetic neuropathy, which largely affects nerves in feet, which may result in ulceration on the feet. Non-healing ulcers can lead to amputation. So it is important to detect ulceration process before it starts and prevent it. A […]