Invited Talk Series -Biomedical Devices & Assistive Technology

Gautam Buddha University organized a lecture on “Biomedical devices & Assistive Technology” on 24 th March 2023 under its Invited Talk Series. The talk was delivered by Dr. Neelesh Kumar, Senior Principal Scientist, Biomedical Applications, CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh. The Vice-Chancellor Prof. R.K. Sinha, Dean School of ICT, Prof Sanjay Kumar Sharma, Dean School of Engineering Dr. Kirti Pal, faculty members and students of the School of Biotechnology, School of Engineering, and School of ICT were present during the lecture. Dr. Neelesh Kumar highlighted that the Biomedical Applications Group is actively engaged in the development of medical technologies. It is one of the important areas of R&D in CSIO and the focus areas are Diagnostics & therapeutic devices, Rehabilitation & Assistive technologies for elderly & differently-abled population, Imaging-based medical devices, and Advanced manufacturing-based Orthopaedic & Dental Implants. He gave an insight into the advances in Biomedical devices for diagnosis and assistive technology for human welfare. A few of the technologies developed at CSIO include a Plasmonic Photothermal based sterilization device for surgical Instruments especially useful in rural areas; a Robotic gait trainer system for rehabilitation of spinal cord injury patients (ROBOG); Bio-mechatronic orthotic device for rehabilitation of motor disorders (BioMOD); Virtual Intelligence in Home Based Rehabilitation of Persons with Motor Disability; Thermal imaging based non-invasive technique for diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD); ICT based Tools for Assessment and Improvement of Efficacy of Upper Limb Robotic Rehabilitation using Thermographic Diagnostic Method (Thermo-Rehab-Rob); Non-invasive haemoglobin monitoring; Oxygen conservator device; Monitoring of blood oxygenation for diabetic foot ulceration detection by using diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. Vice Chancellor Prof Ravindra Kumar Sinha in his concluding remarks emphasized the need for the development of advanced Biomedical devices and indigenous technology for Assistive technology for health care. He also said that the Government of India is also focussing on the development of indigenous technologies under its Make in India initiative. Prof. Sinha also stated that many start-ups led by the younger generation are doing remarkable work in the field of Assistive Technology. He encouraged the young minds to think out of the box and come up with innovative solutions.