Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Two IITM News

Two students of the [IIT-M] have developed a wheelchair prototype that allows users to sit, stand and recline too.
The design team includes students Harshal Girish Chaudhary and Sushant Veer guided by Prof. Sujatha Srinivasan of the Machine Design section of the ME Department.
[IIT-M] will not only coordinate part of the much-awaited national programme, Solar Thermal Project, but will also integrate the efforts of all the other IITs involved in the project.

[...] IIT-Bombay will meanwhile look into air-conditioning options through solar power while IIT-Guwahati will look at ways of storing thermal energy to be utilised later.
75-100 kilo watts of electric power was expected to be generated in the IITM project, which should attend to the energy needs of Pathashala, a school run by the KFI, in Vallipuram village near Chennai.

The project team involves Prof. Sundararajan, current head of the ME department, Prof. Srinivasa Reddy, again from ME department, and Prof. R. P. Saini from IIT Roorkee.