Panjab University

Medical devices group at UIET granted patent on wearable glove device

Chandigarh July 20, 2021
Medical Devices group from Design Innovation Centre at UIET, Panjab University, Chandigarh has been granted a patent on the invention titled- WEARABLE APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING GONIOMETRIC READINGS OF A BODY PORTION OF A SUBJECT “. Its a device designed and fabricated within the lab at UIET in consultation with physicians which would ease diagnosis and early detection of finger/hand related joint disorders. This device is IoT enabled which is its unique novelty apart from the design and is particularly useful for real time and remote sense monitoring, due to which patient need not visit a physician physically for his/her consultation.
A vibrant team of students including Rashi, Sahil, Varun and Poojita from different engineering branches were ably led by faculty investigators Dr. Prashant Jindal from Mechanical Engineering and Dr. Mamta Juneja from Computer Science and Engineering for developing this invention, that took more than 3 years.
This invention was fully funded by MHRD, Design Innovation Centre, which went through different stages of progression including National and International events organized by Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), wherein it bagged 3rd prize out of 3400 other ideas. This invention has also been granted a seed funding of Rs.4 Lacs by AICTE for upgrading it into a start up

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