Medical Device Projects
  MDOF Laparoscope Tissue Stiffness Biopsy Gun
Novel Laparoscopic Instrument provides an additional degree of maneuverability, reducing the risk of tissue damage and surgeon fatigue.

Development team includes Sritam Rout, BETiC, IIT Bombay; and Dr. Suresh Deshpande, Swarup Hospital, Kolhapur

Current status: Rapid prototype has been fabricated and undergoing function testing.

Patent filed: S. Rout, R. Ghyar, S. Deshpande, B. Ravi, "Multi Degree of Freedom Laparoscopic Instrument".

Tissue Stiffness Measuring Device helps in diagnosing diabetic foot ulcer patients. A plastic probe pushes and indents the foot skin, while recording and characterizing the tissue. Development team includes Amit Maurya and Rupesh Ghyar, BETiC, IIT Bombay; and Dr. Rajani Mullerpatan, MGM Hospital.
Current status: The device includes mechanical, electronic and software components, all of which have been developed and assembled. It has been tested by Dr. Rajani's team on both healthy and diabetic patients and the data is being analyzed.

Patent filed: A.Maurya, R. Ghyar, R. Mullerpatan, B. Ravi, "Tissue Stiffness detection device for Diabetic foot".

Variable Length Multi-Use Biopsy Gun is used to take a small sample of tissue without infecting the intervening tissue, with the additional advantage of adjustable length of firing, besides being easier to operate.

Development team includes Shivam Mittal,IIT Bombay and Dr. Manish Agarwal, Hinduja Hospital.

Current status: The device has been prototyped and is under mechanical testing.

Patent filed: S. Mittal, R. Ghyar, M. Agarwal, B. Ravi, S. S. Kulkarni, "Variable Length Multi-Use Biopsy Gun".