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'Creative-I-Makeathon' workshop emphasises need to make medical equipments for elderly persons

Thrissur, Nov 24 (UNI) The need for making a motorised back rest for beds in hospitals, movable toilet seat and a system to drink water and read newspapers for the elderly was emphasised at a three day workshop which concluded here this week.
The products of these items are completed and they will be followed up with patent search, economic viability and business plans.

The three-day workshop on generating and promoting innovative ideas and prototypes in palliative and elderly care,was organised by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) and Creativity Council, with experts helping students shape up their ideas.

The workshop, 'Creative I –Makeathon’, focussed on improving life through innovations in palliative care, with emphasis on more than 20 pressing needs , including transfer and mobility. These issues were identified and documented from various districts of Kerala.

At the workshop, held at Thompson’s Enterprises, Industrial Estate, Athani, students made models and prototypes with the support and guidance of innovators and experts.

Dr Jippu Jacob, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amaljyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally, Kottayam, and inventor of coconut dehusker ‘Keramitra’ and Mr Augustine Thompson, entrepreneur and national award-winning innovator, mentored the participants who came with creative ideas.

The workshop was inaugurated by Dr Saji Gopinath, CEO, Kerala Startup Mission.
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