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Biomedical project Competition in NIT Raipur

Vigyan is here again…………

The TechnoCracy (Technical Committee) of NIT Raipur brings you Vigyan……

Vigyan invites participants from various branches to apply their domain specific knowledge to the problems for the betterment of Human society…..!!!!

Here are the problem Statements for Biomedical Engg. Domain:-

1. Design a Blind Stick285 million people are visually impaired worldwide according to WHO statistics. A huge chunk of this people lives in the developing world. Scientists and engineers all over the world are going beyond the boundaries of their disciplines to innovate and come up with solutions for addressing the needs of the visually impaired people. The challenge is to design a path navigating stick to guide the visually impaired patients.

Wanna Work with Artificial limbs in India try “ALIMCO”…..

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Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) is a non-profit making organization, working under the aegis of Govt. of India, under the ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (http://www.socialjustice.nic.in).
It was incorporated in 1972 to take up manufacture and supply of artificial limb components and rehabilitation aids for the benefit of the physically handicapped and started production in 1976.

Objectives: The main objectives of the Corporation are –

  1. To maintain the status of largest manufacturer and supplier of rehabilitation aids in India.

Students Innovate by Making a Robotic arm

Biomedical engineering students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Ind., designed a robotic arm prosthetic arm for a young boy with a condition known as bilateral radial and ulnar hypoplasia, leaving him with no forearms and only two tiny fingers on each hand, according to an article on the Rose-Hulman Website.

The device was specially designed for him by senior biomedical engineering students Sara Telezyn, EJ Oruche and Clay Britton, according to the article.

The students’ project, supervised by professors Kay C Dee, Glen Livesay and Renee Rogge. The prosthetic limb works with the Michael Amerman’s fully functional fingers.  The resulting device extends his reach, and allows him greater independence, while being fun and simple to operate, according to the article.