New Delhi: Detecting premature births in advance, developing smart surgery headlight and knowing the correct extent of the spread of a tumour are among the 15 innovations that will be the focus of the Medical Device Innovation Camp (MEDIC 2019) currently underway at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay).
The real challenge for the 15 teams is to come up with solutions within the 100-hour period from September 28-October 1 at the camp organised by the Biomedical Engineering and Technology (incubation) Center (BETiC) of IIT Bombay.
The innovation journey starts from defining unmet needs by doctors, developing appropriate solutions by researchers, delivering tested devices by entrepreneurs and deploying them with support from investors.
The participants will present their proofs-of-concept to a jury of doctors, professors, industry professionals and investors on the finale to be held on October 2. A concurrent exhibition will showcase medical devices developed and commercialised by participants of previous camps.
Professor Milind Atrey, Dean of Research and Development, IIT Bombay, inaugurated the camp along with Vijay Shetty, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai and Vice President of the Indian Association of Sports Medicine.
As many as seven engineering and seven medical institutes across Maharashtra are part of the BETiC network, churning out medical devices and innovators.