IIT Palakkad has been active in developing technological solutions for combating Covid-19 and has come up with 5 sponsored research projects. The Principal Investigators of each project are also indicated.
A talk on "The IIT System – Retrospect and Prospect" by Prof. Ravikumar Bhaskaran (Retired Professor, IIT Kharagpur, Former Dean Continuing Education, Managing Director Technology Foundation and Professor in Charge T&P IIT Kharagpur) was organised at IIT Palakkad on January 30, 2020. The presentation covered the details about the origin of the IIT system and about the common thread connecting the various IITs.
The use of cybernetics to carry out rehabilitation therapies for stroke patients is a fast-developing field of research. Within this, the brain-computer interface is an important area being studied. IIT Palakkad researchers have found a way to improve the functioning of the brain-computer interface when used by stroke patients. Stroke patients who suffer from paralysis of limbs now have a different route to follow as far as rehabilitation therapy and eventual recovery of use of their limbs are concerned. This is by using a brain-computer interface. The interface provides a two-way communication between a person’s brain and an external device, such as an electro encephalograph.