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.
IIT Palakkad signed an Agreement with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Kasturba Medical College, Manipal) on 28 January 2019 for promoting institutional collaboration in education and research in Biomedical Engineering. The two institutes will work together towards promoting interaction and research collaboration among faculty members, research staff and students, internship attachment of IIT Palakkad students in KMC Manipal, exploration of research funding from external agencies for undertaking joint research projects and use of each other’s facilities and data for research purposes.