Medical Devices & Restorative Technologies
Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD) has funded Rs. 1.50 crores for this sub theme area under the Design Innovation Centre(DIC) project.
This area is focused on developing indigenous processes and products in the area of medical devices & restorations.
University Institute of Engineering & Technology(UIET) has been working extensively in developing dental models, implants & aligners using rapid prototyping, developing pressure & motion sensing devices for biting force measurements, hand gesturing and joint functioning, designing of human mandible & maxilla using software and printing, low cost wire extruding devices and indigenous milling machines for fabrication of dental crowns & implants.
The conventional methods for taking dental/jaw impressions have a lot of inaccuracies which result in compromised solutions of braces, aligners, crowns and implant developments. Replacing these methods, by a high end scanner to obtain high resolution dental images and 3D printing of these images can assist in developing reliable and precise dental prosthesis. Computer Science & Engineering Department of UIET is handling this area of imaging while extensive patient data for analysis is being provided by Dental Institute.
Transparent aligner for aligning distorted teeth has been a very expensive solution for patients in India due to the high material cost involved in its development. Mechanical Engineering Department of UIET has been working on high strength and transparent composite materials to fabricate an indigenous transparent aligner which could provide an economical solution for the Indian consumer in the near future.
An indigenous low cost 3D printing machine has also been developed in house which provides accurate and comparable results with the commercial printers available in the market. Based on Fused deposition modeling (FDM) this printer is able to print products in various plastic based raw materials. An indigenous glove is being worked upon which is being equipped with different types of motion sensors thereby enabling physiotherapists and orthopedics to evaluate joint and finger movements. Pressure applications by finger joints and palm can also be evaluated using this device and therefore joint strength can also be evaluated for understanding treatment progressions & various other joint related diseases. Similarly, human biting force measuring device is also being optimized so that dental and facial surgeons can assess jaw strength, recuperation from bone fractures etc.
During fatal skull and facial injuries, patients require extensive surgeries for reconstructions. For accurate and precise surgeries, surgeons require accurate facials models which are generated by high designing software and fabricating facial models. Our team in UIET along with facial surgeons are extensively designing such models for maxilla, mandible etc.
The sub theme research group comprises of the following members:-
|Dr. Prashant Jindal (Principal Investigator),||Divya Bajaj(Lead),Rajat, Anmol, Rohit, Sanjay|
|Dr.Mamta Juneja, Dr. Manu Sharma,||Deepkamal Kaur Gill(Lead), Gurbinder, Shubham, Himanshu|
|Dr.Amit Chauhan,||Kartikeya, Stanley, Aniket, Anindya, Kachita, Gursimran|
|Mr.Amandeep Wadhwa, Dr. Rajesh Kumar,||Aditi(Lead), Yugam, Arshdeep, Yashi, Saransh, Dinesh, Sehdev, Kanwerbir, Abhay Rana|
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