SRINAGAR: Kashmiri students studying engineering in Aryan Group of Colleges, Chandigarh have designed a ‘Life Saving Glove’ that helps patients suffering due to cardiac disorders, a spokesperson of the Aryans Group said.
The ‘Life Saving Glue’ was launched on Sunday by Dr HS Bali, Director, Cardiology, Fortis, Mohali in presence of Dr Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges, the spokesperson said.
“The ‘Aryans Life Saving Glove’ is made by four Kashmiri Aryans students of B. Tech ECE: Showkat, Danish, Ishfaq and Adil under the mentorship of their teachers. The Aryans Nursing team members including Rashpal Kaur, Alisha Khanna and Sonia, all from Punjab also worked on the project.
Dr Bali, according the spokesperson, while congratulating the students for the innovation said that this “Glove” will prove to be a boon for the cardiac patients as this project can save many lives. He further said that this innovation which is the outcome of collaboration of Medical Science with Technology will reduce the number of cardiac patients dying each year due to lack of timely medical assistance being provided to them.
Dr Kataria while congratulating the students said that this ‘Life Saving Glove’ to be worn by the patient possesses a technology that will check the pulse rate of the patient at frequent intervals. Any exceptional change in pulse rate caused due to cardiac disease which is beyond the standard limit will be detected by the “glove” and a call and an sms will be sent to the doctor and relative of patient automatically. This will help in providing immediate help to the patient.
Elaborating more, Showkat said that this project works both on the battery and power supply. It also consists of a SIM card, which works under the GSM (Global System for Mobile) module. The contact number of doctor and relative of patient are recorded in micro controller and can be changed by simple modification in the program. Danish added that the project also has an LCD which displays the heartbeat of the patient in terms of numerals. The medical advice was also taken for this project to give final touches to the “Glove” and to ensure its working.
Ishfaq told that the total cost incurred on the project was Rs 25,000 and took around 35 to 40 days for completion. Adil added that currently the system is wired but we are planning to make it wireless for commercialization of this “Glove”. Dr Kataria congratulated the students for their joint project and also sanctioned a sum of Rs 1 lakh to the students to further promote the project and to make it wireless.
Dr Bali also stated that roughly 3 lakh people die annually due to lack of timely medical assistance being provided to them after the heart stroke. This innovation would reduce the mortality rate and increase the life expectancy of the people by providing timely assistance to the patients.