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IIT Madras bags “The Most Innovative Institute of the Year’ awards

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Madras) has bagged the most innovative institute award of this year. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) conferred the ‘The Most Innovative Institute of the Year’ award to the institute for its innovations in the field of Healthcare, Technology, other sectors.

The award was given for the innovations- VITALSENS platform for clinical-grade wearable health monitoring, which includes the ‘Wireless Continuous Multi-parameter Patient Monitoring Device’ and related smartphone apps, developed by Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, Faculty Head, Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC). The other awards are for ‘Arise,’ India’s first standing wheelchair by Prof. Sujatha Srinivasan, faculty head, TTK Center for Rehabilitation Research and Device Development and Shakti, first indigenous microprocessor, developed by Prof. V. Kamakoti, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Meanwhile, the Chennai Corporation has lifted 6,344 samples from students in colleges and hostels within city limits following the cluster of COVID-19 cases in the IIT-Madras and the nearby Anna University campus.

So far, 210 samples have returned positive from the 6344 and 3733 are negative. 2361 samples are being processed and their results are awaited.