That ‘pinch of salt’ tied to hypertension

According to World Health Organization, 9.8 million people die every year due to hypertension. The single most important cause for hypertension is salt. Hence, there is a very strong need to control salt consumption. On November 12, 'Salt Satyagraha' was held at IIT Powai in order to create awareness about the same

That ‘pinch of salt’ tied to hypertensionFor most of the Indians, bland food is a no-no and the taste enhancer that has turned into our best food-buddy. Yes! Salt has come a long way. Salt is perhaps most well-known for its roles as a food preservative and flavoring agent. However, studies regarding salt consumption and its ill-effects have been highlighted quite a few times. […]

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 […]

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 […]

IITB student designs disabled-friendly wheelchair

India is not a disabled friendly country. Keeping this in mind, an IIT student, Lavendra Shukla has designed a wheelchair for disabled people. The wheelchair has been designed to fulfil the requirements of foldability with minimum effort and low maintenance. The wheelchair has provided adjustability to the footplate arms with the footrest according to the patient’s requirements

IITB student designs disabled-friendly wheelchairIndia still lack behind in developing infrastructure which would suit the needs of physically disabled people. According to 2011 census, India has 2.21 per cent physically disabled population. Keeping this in mind, an IIT student, Lavendra Shukla has taken a step forward to make transportation more accessible for the disabled people. Lavendra has designed a […]

BETiC brings doctors, engineers together to develop indigenous healthcare technology

It is common to see doctors enjoying engineering tasks like soldering and engineers grappling with medical issues at MEDHA. Some of the participants of previous events held at Mumbai, Nagpur and Bangalore left their jobs to work fulltime on medical devices

BETiC brings doctors, engineers together to develop indigenous healthcare technologyThe Biomedical Engineering and Technology (incubation) Centre at IIT Bombay has created a unique eco-system for indigenous medical device innovation. In July-August 2017, they are organising a series of weekend Medical Device Hackathon (MEDHA), where interested doctors and engineers can team up to evolve innovative solutions for unmet clinical needs. The MEDHA will be held […]

City student designs device hold liver up while surgeries

Pooja Kulkarni, the final year student of Master in Industrial Design in IIT-B, has designed a device to facilitate surgical process for removing gallbladder. The device would be used to hold the liver up while the surgery is in process which would eventually reduce the chances of human error and costs involved in surgery

City student designs device hold liver up while surgeriesAn IIT Bombay (IIT-B) student has come up with a device to facilitate the surgical process of removing gallbladder. Pooja Kulkarni, a final year student of Masters in Industrial Design course offered by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B). She has designed a device called Endogun, it’s used for deploying Endoretractor — a gallbladder retraction […]