Mumbai: IIT-B develops indigenous biodegradable bone screw

After four years of ceaseless hardworking research, the IIT-B scientists have developed this bone screw. According to researchers, this screw will reduce the threat of developing an infection post-surgery. Currently, in India, the screws which are imported are expensive in nature

Mumbai: IIT-B develops indigenous biodegradable bone screw  Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) have developed a biodegradable screw which can be fixed (implanted) in case of bone or tissue damage. The indigenous screw has been invented by the Chemical Engineering Department. According to the researchers, this screw will reduce the threat of developing infection post-surgery. The researchers are […]

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 […]

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 […]

This tool by an IITian will not harm soft tissues in breast cancer surgery 

Cryoablation is a form of treatment used to kill cancer cells with extreme cold and a device called cryoprobe which is used to perform this surgery. A gas is pumped into the cryoprobe in order to freeze the tissue

This tool by an IITian will not harm soft tissues in breast cancer surgery Pooja Kulkarni is a student in her final year student of Masters in Industrial Design, a course offered by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). For her academic project she has designed a surgical device (a needle for cryosurgery) to be used to operate on breast cancer patients which will help conserve the soft […]

IITB student designs portable dentist chair to aid in dental camps

Dental camps are medical camps organised by dentists for diagnosis and treatment in rural as well as urban areas. This newly designed chair will be a useful accessory for a dental camp. The chair has been accurately designed with minute details which keep the patient’s and dentists’ needs in mind

IITB student designs portable dentist chair to aid in dental campsA properly designed patient chair is a primary need of dentist but while conducting dental camps the transportation of the chair becomes problematic. A post graduate student of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) has come up with a solution for this chair portability problem. Arun Shah, who is in his last year of Masters […]