July 9, 2002 

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Kiran.C.C,Arun K.Sundar, James P.Mathew and Arun.V, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram 695016

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4 students of the College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram have come up with a new stretcher-cum-trolley that would ensure a smooth transportation of patients from one section of hospital to another.  While the ordinary stretcher and trolley are designed without consideration for the occupant of the device, the new one by Kiran.C.C,Arun K.Sundar, James P.Mathew and Arun.V is a user-friendly device that makes it possible to shift patients to and from the bed with the least discomfort.

The height of the trolley can be adjusted based on need.  Also there is wheel and channel arrangement to slide the stretcher to the bed.  Then the patient can be gently shifted to the bed.

Additional features include shock absorber, braking system, drip and oxygen cylinder stand etc. 

The students did it as part of their project at Ability Aids Workshop with guidance from Prof. Manoharan Achary.

Dr.Achan M.Alex, former head of Orthopaedics Department, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, after inspecting the device, remarked that it would bring great relief to the patients if introduced in hospitals.


Courtesy: New Indian Express, June 20, 2002

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