Professors in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Velammal College of Engineering and Technology, Madurai, have designed equipment for ankle rehabilitation, which will benefit stroke patients and aid in rapid recovery.
A press release from the institute said that patients with stroke or rheumatoid arthritis were unable to come out and receive treatment under the direct supervision of a trained physiotherapist due to the COVID-pandemic. 19. Therefore, the professors – M. Maran, T. Kamatchi, N. Dinesh Kumar, M. Vivek Prabhu, and K. Meenakshi Sundar – designed the equipment to help these patients.
The central government’s science and technology department sanctioned ₹ 21.43 lakh as a research fund in March to develop the device. He had sanctioned 34 lakh in 2019 for a similar project dealing with hemiplegia and rehabilitation of the fingers of stroke patients.
Another research project of the team was recognized by the Union Government’s Biotechnology Industrial Research Assistance Council, which awarded 28 lakh in 2018 for the design and development of a deworming gun. for animal feed in oral doses.
Principal N. Suresh Kumar said the department has taken various initiatives to develop prototypes of household, biomedical and healthcare devices and implement innovative ideas to develop marketable products with the financial assistance of various agencies. government funding.
MV Muthuramalingam, President of the Velammal Educational Trust, and Vice President Ganesh Natarajan appreciated the team.