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Kanpur boy wins prize at int'l science fair

Kanpur's Mukund has won a US award for making a multipurpose device that helps children with cerebral palsy.

india Updated: May 29, 2006 19:28 IST

A 12th-class student from Kanpur has won a prize at an international science fair for developing a multi-functional model that helps children with cerebral palsy with increased mobility and do therapeutic exercises.

Mukund Tiwari, a student of St Aloysius School in Kanpur, won the award at the International Science and Engineering Fair in the United States for his system that helps such patients to do all essential therapeutic exercises as well as mobility to patients, school principal Edward Goveas has claimed in Kanpur.

The "uniqueness" of this multi-functional system is that the mini tri-wheeler provides all therapeutic exercises on a single system, he said.

The system can be driven by both hands and foot pedals and its dual steering system enables the patient to steer it on his own. Otherwise an attendent can also steer the vichile from behind.

Goveas said Mukund got selection to represent the country at the fair after he emerged as the national winner in December 2005 in Science Talent Discovery Fair held at Bangalore.

First Published: May 29, 2006 19:28 IST