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Nov 21, 2022 - Nov 30, 2022

Dr. Ramazan Ünal and Barış Baysal, from the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Awarded the "Gold Medal" at the International Invention Fair iENA 2022

Dr. Ramazan Ünal, at the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, won the "Gold Medal" in the "University" category at the International Trade Fair Ideas * Inventions * New Products (iENA 2022) fair held in Germany on 27-30 October with their invention called AnkleMECH, which he realized with Barış Baysal as a member of the Human-centered Design Laboratory team of which he is the director.

Having won the "Best Academic Patent" award given by the International Federation of Inventors' Associations (IFIA) at the ISIF fair held in Samsun in 2022, Dr. Ünal has been invited to iENA by TURKPATENT to represent in “University” category with this invention, three-degrees-of-freedom ankle prosthesis AnkleMECH. There he has also won the admiration of the international invention community with this invention, which is one of their works that improves the lives of prosthetic users. Together with his team, they aim to provide the quality of life that every individual deserves with the ongoing research and development of prostheses; WalkMECH, HandMECH, Pre-botic Hand, Ankatron and BioMeKneetron.

Özyeğin University Human-centered Design Laboratory, which was established in 2019, carries out research and development activities in the field of prosthetics and exoskeletons and has applied for nearly 20 patents to date, aiming to benefit society with these inventions. The promotion and rewarding of inventions at international fairs such as iENA attracts the attention of investors who have a critical role in transforming ideas into products. Held for 74 years, iENA is the most important international trade fair for the inventor community and Germany's only invention fair with a truly global image.

For detailed information about iENA: https://www.iena.de/en/visitors/success-story-of-iena/