Senior Software Engineer

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS: BE/B-Tech in Electronics/ Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Embedded systems

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5+ years of experience in embedded field/ Minimum of 2+ years of experience embedded C/ Assembly Programming.

AGE: 26 and above

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:English and the local language .

Key Skills: Expertise in C/C++ programming skills

                       Experience in developing embedded software for various micro controllers.

                       Expertise in PIC, AVR and ST microcontrollers

                       Expertise in handling Graphics Display/ TFT , USB, Ethernet.

All about Phoenix’s Ob-Gyn Squat Table….

Giving birth is an important event in every mother’s life. It is important that she experience the greatest comfort during this event. The position she adopts during labour plays a significant role here. You will probably be surprised at the amount of evidence that is out there for the benefits of making changes in the position of a mother during labour and birthing.

A medical expert has pointed out that for centuries, women have given birth in various positions that reduce pain. One of the most effective of these positions is the squatting position. In this position the birth canal becomes flexible and relaxes during the birthing experience. Cuts and tears are reduced in this position.

An age-old technique for the modern labour room

Researchers have found that squatting helps during labour in different ways. Here is a quick list: (1) According to a study conducted by Gardosi and colleagues, squatting shortens the second stage of labour by 11 minutes. (2) The squatting position is assisted by gravity. In this position, the dimensions of the bony pelvis, in both the transverse and anterior/posterior directions, are increased by as much as 28%. (3) The squatting position may result in fewer instrumental deliveries and episiotomies.

The age-old technique of squatting is, therefore, very relevant today. The typical Ob/Gym delivery table in the modern labour room, however, is not very suitable for the squatting position.

The Squat Table

The Squat Table from Phoenix has been specifically designed for comfortable birthing positions. The table supports squatting, lithotomy and the supine position.

The Phoenix Squat Table has been designed for the convenience of those assisting with a delivery as well. The physician can control the orientation of this with an electronic foot-operated remote. At the press of a button, the angle of the table can be adjusted up to 180° according to the requirement of the delivery. Its height can be adjusted to as low as 16 inches so that the mother can comfortably place herself on it during labour. Subsequently the height of the bed can be raised to up to 6 feet so that doctors and nurses have easy access.

The table readily converts to the squatting position with a pair of leg supports. With a simple change of these supports to calf supports, the table supports lithotomy.

The Squat Table comes in different soothing colours to match any labour room.

Related sources:

NCBI published :

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17319414

Rohan Paul

I learned about Phoenix Medical Systems in 2007 while I was a student
at IIT Delhi. Since then PMS has worked tirelessly with us to realize our research in usable, affordable and high quality products that can be used by people. Over the next 10 years, we have collaborated on several projects in the assistive technologies domain. It has been a privilege to work with the PMS teams at R&D, factory, operations and sales division. I have been amazed by the strong value system and desire to create products that transform lives coupled with immense focus on work ethics, productivity and innovation. I wish the PMS team good luck for the coming year

Andrew Sinclair

It has been a pleasure to work with Phoenix Medical Systems for the last two years. Phoenix have excellent facilities and I have been impressed with their commitment to expanding and improving on their manufacturing capacity. However by far the biggest advantage to working with Phoenix is the high quality of the people who work there. The team at Phoenix are very professional and knowledgeable. I have been impressed with the high level of skill – from the engineers through to the fabricators in the factory. Everyone at Phoenix has been very helpful and welcoming which has made working with them in India both productive and enjoyable for me personally

Our Pledge for Preemies

All lives have equal value. A life lost would have grown to become the next Abdul Kalam or Indira Gandhi.  The world prematurity awareness month might have ended but for us Phoenix’ians everyday is a constant reminder of prematurity.

At Phoenix , we understand we have the responsibility of giving them a tomorrow.  We gathered together and took up a pledge for preemies to do our good work even better.

Our Pledge

‘Phoenix has given me an opportunity to serve the newborns.

I pledge I will give the best of my ability in saving every preemie on our equipment by doing my work with dedication , honest and care. My sincerity at work will reflect in happiness of families and help contribute to the society.’

It was overwhelming to listen to employees share their personal stories on surviving prematurity and express their joy on working for Phoenix in various creative art forms.

‘The rays of the sun rising in the east sheds life into the world every day similarly only if a preemie is placed in our incubator will it’s life shine ! I’m happy to work for a technologically sound company like Phoenix’ said Daniel , a employee from the initial days the company .

We have a beautiful responsibility of showing a mother’s love through our equipment when these tiny fighters need it the most. We are proud of the work we do at Phoenix!

 

World Prematurity Day

They say the sound of music can bring back life. We agree!

On World Prematurity Day, Phoenix sponsored a musical fund-raiser event organized by Dr. Mehta Hospital to raise awareness about prematurity.

The music programme was held in Chennai, at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, on 18 November 2017. The hall buzzed with children and their parents, who smiled broad for photographs in our photo booth. It was overwhelming to see preemies who recovered in Phoenix equipment all grown up now and full of life, with sky-high dreams to achieve. Doctors and Nurses who’ve dedicated their lives to saving these tiny fighters graced the event and generously bought tickets for the noble cause

The Dr. Shanmuga Sundaram Newborn Fund for the Newborn—By the Newborn is named after a doctor dear to Phoenix. Children graduating from the NICU of Mehta will donate money every year on their birthday to the fund. The fund will help preemies and parents who face financial difficulty for treatment. The fund was released on stage during the event by Dr.Shanmuga Sundaram , Mr.Sashi Kumar ,Managing Director of Phoenix and Dr. Dilip Mehta

All lives have equal value. A life lost would have grown to become the next Abdul Kalam or Indira Gandhi. Phoenix is happy to have donated to this fund which will be useful in saving the next gem of our nation.

All lives have value

Mrs.Keyle Kneeland is a teacher in Seattle shaping the future of several students and a perfect role model to look up to and grow.  Recently she flew down to India and gave us a memorable and touching customer experience.

The experience in Keyle’s words :

 “Our trip to India was incredible in every way. The most meaningful part of coming to India was getting to visit Phoenix medical systems and having the chance to purchase two Embrace Nest baby warmers. It was fascinating to tour the facility where the baby warmers are made and to meet the people who are responsible for all the many phases of its production. It was wonderful to learn about the different kinds of work that go in to creating the product, and to see it all first hand was a dream after first reading about this life saving device from ten thousand miles away in my home in Seattle.

Towards the end of our visit, I cried when I told the staff about my purpose for purchasing the baby warmers. Two summers earlier, I worked for three weeks in a Chinese orphanage caring for babies. I met my daughter 13 years earlier in the same orphanage when I adopted her as a one year old. She and I worked together in 2015 at the orphanage, and it was hot, and emotionally exhausting work. Many of the children had physical and cognitive delays and disabilities but we did our best, as did the staff to care for them with the hope that they would someday be adopted and join their forever families around the world.

One evening a small baby was abandoned at the gate. He had been found by the police in a trash can and he was covered in rat bites. He was blue with hypothermia and was struggling to stay alive. His umbilical cord was still attached. He had clearly just been born a few hours earlier.

We had no way to warm this poor little baby other than in our arms and by using warm water and rags.

We were only able to keep him alive for a couple of hours before he died. I was horrified and would never have brought my daughter to China had  I realized she would witness such a horrifying event.

We held this babies small lifeless body and cried at the senseless loss of his life and our inability to save him.

Sandra, (the director of the orphanage) said that there is always a reason things happen. This little babies life would have meaning, we just didn’t know what that would be. It might take some time to figure it out, but it would have meaning.

When I returned to the United States, I began searching for some kind of a low-cost incubator that would allow the orphanage to care for premature babies and save the lives of tiny babies who needed extra care and warmth.

I read about the Embrace Nest product made by Phoenix medical systems, and was sure that this product could make a difference in saving lives at the orphanage in the future.

Because it did not have FDA approval, I knew I would need to travel to India to purchase the product. This excited me because I had never been to India, had taught many elementary school students for several years from India and was eager to learn more about Indian culture.

A friend of mine had moved to Chennai to teach so I knew I would be able to stay with her while coming to Southern India where the product was made.

Fast forward two years and there I was, standing with my son and daughter in the office and sharing my story with the staff at Phoenix as I cried remembering the helpless feeling of trying to save that small little baby on the other side of the world two years earlier.

It was all so incredible. I was so thankful to be able to show my children the impact we could make in future lives in China by finding the Embrace Nest and getting it back to the orphanage where she began her life 14 years earlier. All lives have value no matter how poor, how humble, or how much early struggle they may face.  Thanks to Phoenix Medical Systems and this product, the Embrace Nest, more babies will live. These babies will grow to impact other lives for the positive.

Thank you Phoenix for helping to give meaning to that little babies life by inspiring me to come to India to purchase the embrace nest. The next time a small baby comes to the orphanage, it will have a better chance of survival. Perhaps it will live. Perhaps that same life will grow in to the young person who grows up to cure cancer or impact world peace. We never know. Yet we can have hope rather than despair at losing yet another young life. That hope will make all the difference in the world. Thank you Phoenix!”

 

People like Keyle make the world a better place, give more meaning and light in our mission to save the tiny warriors.  

SmartCane at National Museums Scotland

Blindness actually is a condition which brings in several limitations but these limitations actually can be brought down with the help of technology .You must have seen many visually impaired people use the white cane as a means to help them navigate and walk through their areas.However, this white cane is unable to detect any obstruction that is above the waist. For instance, an open window pane like this one will go undetected and most likely result in upper-body injury.
SmartCane is an interesting invention that uses ultrasonic waves to detect all such obstructions. This low cost device is already being used by thousands of people across the world
 
SmartCane has been  included in the National Museums Scotland exhibition on sight aides for a group of cases entitled ‘Engineering Humans’ .
The National Museums Scotland is the most visited attraction in the UK outside of London, drawing in over 1.7 million visitors a year. At National Museums Scotland, they care for collections of national and international importance, preserving them, interpreting them and making them accessible to as many people as possible. They highlight the importance of how manufacturing and engineering have changed our lives.  One of the galleries features a section on Technology by Design, where SmartCane has been exhibited.   SmartCane , a flagship product of Phoenix proudly standing in the National Museums Scotland brings in a sense of delight to the entire SmartCane team.

 

Cardboard Incubator Gives Preemies Better Chance of Survival

The first few weeks of life are critical for premature and low birth weight babies, as their ability to regulate their own body temperature is not fully developed. Placing the baby in an incubator, essentially a man-made version of the womb, helps maintain an infant’s temperature and environment. However, the use of incubators in low-resource countries is much more difficult, as the products are generally too expensive.

Gavind Rao, infant incubator
Govind Rao presenting at the 4th Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium where he was awarded $50,000 from the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI)

“The statistics, especially in lower source environments, are pretty grim: About every 10 seconds a baby dies, and usually it’s due to problems of hypothermia or sepsis,” says Govind Rao, Ph.D., professor and director at the Center for Advanced Sensor Technology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). “Low birth weight has become increasingly common as women defer childbirth. If you had an inexpensive way to intervene and keep baby warm, it would have a dramatic impact.” Rao added that premature babies born in these environments are also at risk of infection, because the incubators are not always effectively cleaned and sanitized. This means that as one sick baby leaves the incubator, the next baby coming in is highly susceptible to accepting the infection. “That becomes a highly problematic issue leading to high mortality,” says Rao.

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