ENGINEERING STUDENTS DEVELOP MECHANICAL STRETCHER-CUM-TROLLEY
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
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.
features include shock absorber, braking system, drip and oxygen cylinder
students did it as part of their project at Ability Aids Workshop with
guidance from Prof. Manoharan Achary.
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
Contributed by: Administrator
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