The Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIO) in Sector 29 held an open day on Friday to commemorate National Technology Day. The open day was celebrated at the institution from 10 am to 1 pm with all its laboratories being kept open for the general public. As many as 700 visitors including students from various engineering colleges and universities explored the laboratories.
Director of PGI,Yogesh Talwar delivered the National Technology lecture. Addressing the gathering,Chawla presented an overview of the technological advancement in the field of health. Elaborating on biomedical engineering, Chawla spoke on the various ways in which ulcers and polyps inside the body can be treated without surgeries. Focussing primarily on the functioning of endoscopy,he briefed the students on the evolution of techniques used for the detection of diseases.
Engineering is the driver for better health. It needs people and technologies and todays focus is on engineering based health technologies,diagnostics,monitoring and therapies, Chawla said. He further elaborated on bionics which deals with artificial body part replacement.
He appreciated the contributions of CSIO in developing various bio-engineering instruments like the linear accelerator,low cost ultrasound,endoscope,pulse-oximeter,drug infusion pump and ophthalmoscope. Chawla said that the scope for biomedical designs is immense and there is a need to innovate as per the Indian needs and for this there should be close collaborations between engineers and users.