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    Basic Information

Technology developed: Micro-Newton Force Sensor (TP19766342157)
Category: Product(Hardware/Material/Software)
Details of Inventor(s):
Inventor Institution/Organization/Company Department Designation
G K Anantha Suresh IISc Bangalore Professor
Santosh Bhargava Ramnath Babu Design Innovation Centre at IISc
Technical Application Area: Engineering
If 'Other', please specify:
Please give more details of new technical application area:
Organization(s):
Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru
Affiliated Ministry: Ministry of Education
Type of technology development: Indigenous
Does the technology help in replacing any import items currently
procured from outside India?
Does the technology have export potential? 1
Category of Technology developed: Immediate Deployment
Stage of Development: Commercialized
Please describe in detail including the TRL Level:
TRL 9

    Abstract:

Applications: MicroN is a vision based force sensor that uses a digital camera, custom software, and a Displacement amplifying Compliant Mechanism to measure forces in the range of micro Newtons with a resolution of 2 micro newtons over 50 Hz bandwidth in real time.
Advantages: MicroN is a displacement amplifying compliant mechanism based force sensor that is developed to measure sensitive forces in the range of micro newton. it is robust, easy to handle, cost effective and has been developed with a tunable resolution. The product comes with a software interface to record the readings from the sensor. MicroN is primarily designed for invitro Fertilization. It can also be used in other experiments as a force sensor, which requires the detection of forces of the order of micro newton. For example, Micron can be used to estimate the force needed by wasps to drill through figs. It is portable, and it enables one to do onsite experiments, and measure and plot forces in realtime. MicroN can either be hand-held or fixed to a positioner depending upon the requirement

    Technology Inputs:

Imported Equipment/Spare Parts:
Equipment/Spare Parts Year ITC-HS Code
NA
Indigenous Equipment/Spare Parts:
Equipment/Spare Parts Year ITC-HS Code
NA
Imported Raw Materials:
Raw Materials Year ITC-HS Code
NA
Indigenous Raw Materials:
Raw Materials Year ITC-HS Code
NA
Existing R&D Facilities used:
Facilities Year ITC-HS Code
NA

    R&D Investment:

R&D investment (Rs. in Lakhs):                    
Indian Source (Rs.) Foreign Source (Rs.) Year
1200000 0 NA

   Patents & Publications:

Patents:
Filed Patents (No.) Granted Patents (No.) Year
0 0 NA
Publications:
Submitted (No.) Published (No.) Year
0 0 NA

    Commercialization Potential:

Who are the Potential Licensees?
What commercially available products address
the same problem?
Company Product Problem Addressed
Would you like to develop this invention further with
corporate research support?
Yes
Would you be interested in participating in cluster based
programs for commercialization research or business
planning for your invention?
Yes
      Submitted by: B Gurumoorthy Date of Submission: 7-8-2020



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