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Technology developed: Patient Transfer System (TP19767919170)
Category: Product(Hardware/Material/Software)
Details of Inventor(s):
Inventor Institution/Organization/Company Department Designation
Dr. Nachiketa Tiwari IIT Kanpur Mechanical Engineering Faculty Member
Dr. Sanjay Behari SGPGI Lucknow Collaborator
Mr. Ashish Mohandas IIT Kanpur Design Program Student
Technical Application Area: Engineering
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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur
SGPGI Lucknow
Affiliated Ministry: MHRD, Govt. of India
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: Futuristic
Stage of Development: Lab-scale
Please describe in detail including the TRL Level:
TRL Level 4


Applications: A patient transfer system for transferring patients from one location to another location, wherein the system comprises a stretcher assembly, a roller assembly comprising plurality of rollers, plurality of timing pulleys and timing belts disposed around the stretcher assembly configured to rotate with the rollers and also a 2-wayslider adapted to facilitate the motion of the whole stretcher to move in both directions, wherein the slider is disposed inside a casing to form a link between the whole sliding bed assembly and the casing. Further the system discloses herein is configured to have a retrofit mechanism.
Advantages: 1. This retrofit mechanism can be fitted on to any of the existing stretcher to convert it into a patient shifting stretcher. 2. Efficient moving of a patient between two beds without bending or causing discomfort to any part of the patient’s body. 3. It provides opportunity to shift patients without manual lifting, unlike the existing shifting mechanisms. 4. It ensures there is no movement of the patient while shifting people between different rest units. 5. It facilitates transfer of people of all ages, of different heights and weights, experiencing normal health issues to highly complicated problems. 6. The two-way slider mechanism enables to transfer the patient through both sides of the stretcher, extending its more adaptive nature in unique user case studies. 7. The patient slides onto the system without any relative motion causing no pain during the patient transfer. 8. The timing pulley and the timing belt mechanism introduced make it work efficient, without slipping while transferring.

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    R&D Investment:

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

   Patents & Publications:

Filed Patents (No.) Granted Patents (No.) Year
1 0 2017-18
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    Commercialization Potential:

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the same problem?
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      Submitted by: Tarun Gupta Date of Submission: 5-8-2020

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