Medical Device Innovation: Translating Ideas into Reality
LEARNING SESSION PROJECT STORY EVENT SPOTLIGHT
Engineering Analysis Acupressure glove ICAM-3D, Chennai
Simulate the device under normal as well as extreme operating loads and conditions, to check its performance and safety.

1. Create a realistic Finite Element Model of the device.

2. Apply the necessary boundary conditions (constraints and loads).

3. Take special care of meshes, interfaces, and friction coefficients.

4. Verify the model under simple loads first, compare with manual calculations.

5. Validate the results with physical experiments (say, using UTM).

"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.