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DIC team visit to CRPF Head Office for Hand Cranked Filter integrated Water Bottle Project

We had very fruitful meeting with CRPF at their Navi Mumbai head office. The feedback was very positive.
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​Mr. Manish Mahale ​head of CRPF west zone, India and other CRPF Jawans gave valuable contribution and inputs to take this project foreword.

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Discussion on Project of Helmet

Discussion on production of innovative helmets ranging from Riot Control Helmet, Kids & Ladies Helmet and Collapsible Helmet for two wheeler riders with Shri Manoj Modi, Director, Applied Systems, Mumbai.

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Design Innovation Center displays students’/collaborative Projects during Techfest, 2017.

IIT Bombay’s Annual TechFest took place between 29th-31st December, 2017. Exhibitions of Techfest inaugurated by Shri. Manohar Parrikar, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa. We displayed Design Innovation Center projects at our stall.

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The DIC teams explaining various projects to the enthusiastic crowds.

Total Knee Prosthesis

The OrthoCAD team has developed a modular rotating‐hinge total knee prosthesis suitable for Indian population, and evolved a manufacturing route to achieve high quality and economy. The prosthesis components are available in a range of sizes, which
can be inter‐changed to match the anatomy of a particular patient. The design has been validated by an integrated approach combining computer aided analysis, rapid prototyping, and knee simulators. The manufacturing route combines rapid pattern
fabrication, investment casting, CNC machining and super‐finishing to achieve high geometric fidelity, smooth finish, and superior properties. Innovative instruments, such as femoral jig and tibial jig have been developed to ensure ease, speed and accuracy
of prosthesis implantation. A 3D surgery planning software ensures correct part selection and accurate implantation. Several major hospitals in India have come forward for the clinical trials of the prosthesis.

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Guied by: Prof. B Ravi, ME, IITB

Water Filter Bottle for CRPF Jawans

This project is aimed at designing a pump based water filter bottle for CRPF Jawans which is lightweight, durable, soundproof, easy to carry, use, maintain and has a capacity of storing 1 to 2 liters of water.

CRPF Jawan will keep the bottle inside pocket of the bag. When he reaches the contaminated water source, he takes out the bottle from the bag. He opens the base cap, takes out the filter which is attached to the pump with the help of pipe and throws it into the water source. He then hand cranks to pump in clean water into the water bottle. After pumping, he takes out the filter from a water source, wind up the pipe and put it back into base cap. He snaps the base cap to the bottle. He, then opens the drinking cap and drinks potable water from the bottle.

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Features:

1) The device has a built-in pumping system for ease of drawing and filtering water.

2) There is a storage provision for the filtered water after pumping.

3) Use of HDPE makes the bottle durable as HDPE is safest form of plastic to be used as it is very hard wearing, does not breakdown under exposure to extreme weather conditions.

4) The filter housing is integrated with the bottle.

5) Hand cranking is preferable and more advantageous to suction for obtaining filtered water.

Design :  Devanshi Saksena
Guided by Prof. B. K. Chakravarthy