January 30, 2020

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A worker, frustrated by the attempt to pluck fruits high up on the trees, may resort to stone or muscle power to solve the problem temporarily.  But an academician may think different.  He may explore the ways to simplify the task at hand.

Such a task presented itself to Dr. A.M.Ranjith, former professor of Kerala Agricultural University, when he had to pluck jack fruits at home.  The strain of holding long poles affected the shoulders and once the jack fruit fell on one of his collegues.

So he mulled over the issue and came up with a device that lessened the strain on the shoulders.  It is so easy to operate that even children would find the task child’s play.

It is created on the principle of dynamic fulcrum, which allows the pole to be rotated 3600.  After creating a prototype and testing it, Dr. Ranjith took the next prudent step of patenting it.  According to him, the cost of its production would be around 500 to 1000 rupees.  It can be made locally, but one has to be careful not to use conducting material, he cautions.



Vidya Raja (text), thebetterindia.com, December 23, 2019


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