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Tech guard against tremors

The civil engineering department of the institute has come up with methods to protect communication servers, CT scan machines, incubators and other precious items in hospitals at the time of earthquakes.

delhi Updated: Apr 18, 2013 00:10 IST
HT Correspondent

The civil engineering department of the institute has come up with methods to protect communication servers, CT scan machines, incubators and other precious items in hospitals at the time of earthquakes.

According to Dr Vasant Matsagar, these objects can be mounted on sliding frames, energy dissipating rubber pads and energy dissipating cables to reduce the impact.

“It takes away the force of the earthquake and leaves behind just a harmless horizontal motion. At times of crisis, the communication servers topple over, snapping communication lines,” Dr Matsagar said.