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Kalpesh Patil, Saish R. Parkar, Arun N. Babu, Prithvi Puthran, "DESIGN OF THERAPEUTIC PAD FOR MEDICAL APPLICATION", VIVA-IJRI Volume 1, Issue 4, Article 25, pp. 1-6, 2021. Published by Computer Engineering Department, VIVA Institute of Technology, Virar, India.


As we all know, in our day-to-day life we are not getting proper nutrition, by this we are facing some problems in musculoskeletal system which includes the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that ae so essential to movement and everyday life. And by sitting for longer period at your working desk most of us had been experienced swelling problem in muscles, so to get rid of these problems we just cool down that body parts with the ice cubes or if we are facing muscle strain while playing a lot on ground due to this, we are facing muscle pain for treating that muscle pain we just put our body parts in hot water or after the surgery, for reducing the pain we mostly buy heating pads just to reduce that pain. In short, we are using different natural remedies for this different pain. So, to overcome these problems of using various remedies to cure the pain or swelling we have come up with an idea of therapeutic pad which can solve our both problems in just one pad so no need to do different remedies for different pains. Our therapeutic pad works on peltier module and this module works on peltier effect. This device is designed for cooling objects to below the ambient temperature or maintaining objects at a specific temperature by controlled heating or cooling. Peltier module contains two external ceramic plates separated by semiconductor pellets. One of this plate absorbs heat (Becomes Cooler) and the other plate dissipates heat (Becomes Hotter). Effect of heating and cooling is based on the direction of current amount of heat to be transferred through a peltier module for the cold side to the hot side is denoted Q and is specified in watts. It should be understood that peltier module do not possess the ability to absorb thermal energy. Peltier module only transfer thermal energy and the energy begin transferred will need to be dissipated on the hot side of the module. In our therapeutic pad, we have used step down transformer for getting required current, Bridge rectifier for converting AC to DC and Capacitor for reducing fluctuations from the current and relay we have used for controlling current through the circuit. Also, we have used total four peltier module and heat sinks for getting proper heat. The material we are using is glass fabric which is current suitable material for our therapeutic pad. Our pad is two in one pad for cooling as well as heating as per our requirements. System we have designed is very compact. It is very easy to use and its cost effective. Also, it works fast so we don’t need to bare the pain for longer time. This is our therapeutic pad made by our group members under the guidance of project in charge. .


Muscle strain, Peltier module, Peltier effect, Swelling, Therapeutic pad.


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