Kerala

Helping them find their feet

The students of Government Engineering College, Thrissur, who developed ‘Easy Mover’, a walking aid for patients with cerebral palsy and brain damage.  

Students of Government Engineering College, Thrissur, have developed ‘Easy Mover’, a walking aid for patients with cerebral palsy and brain damage.

The product was developed by members of ‘Ideator’, the innovation club at the college. The team members of the club include K.S. Vishnu, Colin V. Ignatious, M. Haridev, T. Kiran Baburaj, C. Shibin, K.Y. Sharafudheen and Don Paul, sixth semester students of production engineering stream.

Cerebral palsy is a permanent movement disorder that appears from early childhood. Poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, trouble swallowing or speaking, and tremors are the common problems faced by the patients.

“The ‘Easy Mover’ supports the whole body and helps the patients to stand on their own limbs in the first stage, thereby strengthening the muscles. On continued usage, the users will be able to walk on their own and will be able to perform daily activities to an extent,” say the students.

The Ideator club at the college provides technical and financial support to students who wish to do relevant projects. Some of such projects include a token counter for the government treasury in Thrissur, advanced stretcher table for moving patients without causing discomfort to them, the smart motive (a combined wheel chair cum bed cum tilting table), multipoint load carrier and blind man’s eye.

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