Medical Device Innovation: Translating Ideas into Reality
LEARNING SESSION PROJECT STORY EVENT SPOTLIGHT
Pilot Production Acupressure glove ICAM-3D, Chennai
Manufacture and test one sample of the device in lab. Then go for pilot production, preferably with industry partner, to establish GMP.

1. Create production drawings with material specs, tolerances and finish.

2. Select appropriate manufacturing processes and equipment.

3. Manufacture and assemble the device; fine-tune the process.

4. Document Good Manufacturing Practice, including quality control.

5. Partner with industry to produce a batch for bio-mechanical testing.

"An ergonomic and compact device to provide acupressure therapy  with utmost effectiveness for pain and stress relief, without consuming time or effort and be used anywhere, anytime by anyone."

Development Team includes Anjali Rajan, BETiC, COE Pune and Dr. Anita T Sharma,  Naturopath & Acupuncturist, Inlaks & Budhrani Hospital, Koregaon Park, Pune.

Current Status : Integration of prototype under process. Patent filing under process
International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing (ICAM-3D), was organized by ESCI-Institution of Engineers (India), DST and Veltech, in Chennai on 5-7 Feb 2015, and inaugurated by Dr. R. Chidambaram. Prof. B. Ravi gave an invited talk on "Rapid Design, Prototyping and Manufacture of Medical Devices" and also chaired a session on Medical Applications
A key conclusion was that low-cost 3D-printed medical models reconstructed from CT scans can now be widely used for surgery planning, as well as patient education and medical training.