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From ECG machine to dosa-maker, CSIR has it all

15 November 2010

NEW DELHI:

The Technofest, organised at Hall 11 of the Pragati Maidan by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has scientists and entrepreneurs from all over the country coming together to showcase innovations that has the potential to change the way things are done. From an ECG machine to a dosa-maker, the fest affords an interesting selection of head-turners.

ECG machine at tenth the cost

HearTrace, an ECG machine that would cost about ten times lesser than the conventional ECG machines in the market today, has been picked up by a company for commercial production. It is expected to hit the market after trials, in about four months . Developed by Ravi Mehrotra of the National Physical Laboratory, the device has been designed in two variants: a home as well as ICU version. One of the innovations has been virtual instrumentation, whereby software takes over the functions traditionally done by hardware. The machine’s software can be installed in a computer, thus avoiding the cost on a separate display interface. Sukrut, the makers of the Silent Observer, will market HearTrace. Silent Observer, when connected to a sonography machine, records every activity of the machine, thereby acting as a deterrent against sex-selection abortions. Silent Observer has been installed in the 230-odd sonography machines in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur.

Source: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/from-ecg-machine-to-dosamaker-csir-has-it-all/711195/

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Written by csirindia

November 15, 2010 at 8:38 am

Posted in CSIR

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