Mass Screening Device for Osteoarthritis
National Research Development Corporation, Ministry of Science & Technology held a competition for working professionals, students, research scholars all over India to demonstrate working prototypes which can be funded for commercialization. From over 150 teams 14 teams, which included 2 teams from SSN, were shortlisted for presentation at Indian National Science Academy New Delhi in the presence of Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan. The jury consisted of a team headed by Secretary of Niti Ayog. Finally the prototype ”Mass Screening Device for Osteoarthritis“ designed by Abirami, Thamizhamuthan, Meghla of final year Bio Medical Engineering secured the first prize of Rs. 50,000. They will be assisted by NG Lakshmi Narayanan Chief Business Development Officer, National Research Development Corporation to patent their product.
More than the prize money, this is a very prestigious competition which is evident from the fact that the Minister himself sat for the final assessment.