Hypothermia Illustration

As the being that continue to evolve from generation to generation, humans continue to innovate in creating something to help their daily activities. In carrying out activities, of course, there are various factors that hinder human activities in doing something productive. One of the innovations was carried out by students of the Faculty of Engineering (FT) and Medical Faculty (FK) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) Indonesia, who managed to make one product that can be used to overcome one of the inhibiting factors of human performance, namely Hypothermia. These products are Android Jacket for Hypothermia & Hyperthermia. The student joined the J-Roid Team, chaired by Bagas Priyo Hadi Wibowo.

The combined student team of the Faculty of Engineering (FT) and the Medical Faculty (FK) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) created technological innovations in the health sector, namely in the form of jackets that function to balance body temperature.

The word J-ROID has abbreviations, namely Android Jacket for Hypothermia & Hyperthermia. Together with his four friends, Bagas created this jacket including Firmansyah Putra Satria (Electrical Engineering 2015), Ahmad Fathan Halim (Electrical Engineering 2015), Annisa Istighfari Hernanda R. (Medical Faculty 2015) and Yurike Putri (Medical Faculty 2015) and guided by lecturers they, Eka Maulana.

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The main background of the students in making the anti-hypothermia jacket as explained by the J-Roid team leader is that in Indonesia there are often cases of hypothermia and hyperthermia considering that in Indonesia’s geographical environment there are several regions that have extreme temperatures. Taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data in 1999-2011 in the United States there were around 7,415 deaths due to heart relates illness and 16,911 other deaths due to excessive natural cold (excessive cold).

“This condition is related to the body’s mechanical control that cannot balance body temperature to changes in the environment and surrounding activities. This is the background of our research, “explained the Chairman of the J-ROID team.

This discovery is an innovation that was contested at the 10th International Exhibition of Inventions (IEI) & the 3rd World Invention and Innovation Forum (WIIF) 2018 in Foshan City, China which was held on September 13-15 2018 yesterday. They need a preparation time of around 2 months to take part in this competition. In the event, which was participated by 253 teams from 49 countries, UB students received additional awards, namely a special award from Thailand as the best innovation.



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