Kerala dentist's technology to reduce impact of collision during accidents wins patent
Thrissur: The Government of India has accorded a patent to the innovative technology developed by a dentist, Dr R S Dhanya, to reduce the impact of collisions during accidents.
Coming from a household of doctors, the dentist is originally from Chavakkad, Thrissur. She is a teaching faculty in Public Health Dentistry at PSM Dental College.
As per a recent media report in The Hindu, the device can absorb the intense energy which is created during a collision and thus can significantly reduce the severity of the accident's impact. The device can absorb the energy in several stages within seconds. It can be installed on the front, rear, and sides of light, medium and heavy vehicles.
"Collision during vehicle accidents creates impact energy depending on the nature of accidents. The 'recoil effect' or bouncing back effect occurs when the absorbed energy tries to be released immediately. The system also has the technology to prevent this," explains Dr Dhanya, who holds an MDS degree in Public Health Dentistry.
The dentist submitted an application to the World Intellectual Property Organization and received a favourable International Search Report. Thereafter, she applied for a patent in the United States and the United Kingdom. As she already received the Indian Patent, the Post Grant Publication was published in the Indian Patent Journal on May 21, 2021, reports The Hindu.