Alert, a non-government organisation, training people in golden-hour care and emergency response management, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, to develop low-cost high-fidelity mannequins for training people in cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) technique.
“The Touch Lab in the Department of Applied Mechanics at IIT Madras would be the technology partner in the development of the mannequins bringing the research expertise with a dual focus on high fidelity and affordability,” Prof. Manivannan of Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT-Madras, said.
Alert would be the knowledge and outreach partner to generate primary data and feedback for further research.
As a first step, Alert would use these mannequins in its training programmes for students of IIT and the public, he added.
Founder and president of Alert, Kala Balasundaram, said, “Mannequins are expensive and far from being affordable to a common man in India.
The low-cost mannequins will help reach the goal tarining one person in every family in emergency care’.”