AAS held its 4th Foundation Day celebration in association with Biomedical Engineering Department ’ with the objective to discuss ‘The Role of Technology in Rehabilitation of Ataxia Patients’ and to create awareness about Ataxia among engineering students.
The event started with Saraswati Vandana by Ms Abha Jaiswal and lighting of lamp by chief guests of the event.
Mr Prateek Vyas, (event anchor) gave introduction the chief guest Dr. Apoorva Pauranik .
Dr R.K. Saxena (Director – SGSITS) said that biomedical field plays an important role in the development of assistive devices for disabled persons.
Dr Prashant Bansod (HOD – Biomedical), told that ataxia patients face various problems in their day-to-day life, he assured that the department will develop assistive devices with the help of technology which will be helpful for ataxia patients.
President of AAS, Ms Swasti Wagh, in her welcome speech, emphasised on the need of such gadgets for betterment of life with Ataxia. A presentation on ‘Activities of ‘AAS’ was displayed.
Then patron of AAS ,Dr Apoorva Pauranik (Ex-Professor, Neurology), presented a very informative speech about reasons, types and tests for diagnosis of Ataxia. He expressed his views on how technical modifications can be made in simple devices, to improve the quality of life with this disability. He also addressed the queries of patients, who joined the event virtually, through google meet.
Neurophysiotherapist of AAS, Dr Bhavesh Chaudhary,showed video clips of few devices, available in foreign countries that are helpful to Ataxians and other neuro patients.He requested engineers to develop such devices in India.
A short video on problems faced by ataxia patients in the society, created by drama team of biomedical students, was played .Drama narration by Mr. Priyanshu Raghuvanshi.
The event rolled up with vote of thanks, given by Ms. Navani Swami.
AAS gives special thanks to Shri. Narendra Edlabakar,Mrs.Jagruti Upasani,Manan Gupta,Jitendra Rampuriya and Prof.Gauri Gupta for their tireless efforts to make the event successful.
and elfor eg in speech,writing etc. and fon field of biomedical and how it can be helpful in creating assistive devices for patients.
presently an eminent researcher in neurology, delivered an information on ataxia.
Many of us were under the impression that ataxia is a disease but in fact he told us that ataxia is a symptom and the disease is the degeneration of cerebellum. These patients experience problems in coordination (balance, speech, writing etc) But as far as the power is concerned there’s no problem. He also told that ATAXIA is derived from TAXI. Meaning coordination.
And till date no effective medication is there may be because of the wide heterogeneous nature of the symptoms.
He also inspired the participant students of biomedical engineering, to install a start up projects in assistive devices for ataxians.
Dr, Approva Pauranik gave suggestions for improving the quality life of ataxia patients & their caretakers.
Some ataxia participants attended the session online.
Among them were Mr. Vivek Rao, Pune; Mr. Ravi Krishnamoorthy, Banglore; Mr Vijay , bilimora, Gujarat; Mr. Rajesh Garg, M.P; Mr. Prudvi, A .P and others.
In an online session , Mr. Ravi Krishnamoorthy asked that, his 3 elder brothers not suffering and leading a normal life. He asked whether they will be victimised? Dr Purani informed that it all depends on DNA testing of blood sample.
Mr. Vijay asked whether is the any correlation between anxiety-depression, sleep disorder and multiple system atrophy ( a type of ataxia disorder) ? His answer was a big NO.
In fact an entire online questionnaire session was very much informative and interesting.
The whole speech of Dr Puranik of almost 1.5 hours, was very much interesting and informative.
The concluding ceremony and vote of thanks ceremony, was given by Mrs.__