Aum Voice Prosthesis

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This medical device helps throat cancer patients, whose voice box is removed, get their voice back. Dr Vishal Rao and his team have developed this unique device.

Most throat cancer patients who undergo laryngectomy are unable to speak after the surgery due to removal of voice box. Normally, these patients go for the western prosthesis, however, the most popular european prosthesis costs around INR 25000-30000, which many patients cannot afford. The Aum Voice Prosthesis is priced at INR 50 (popularly known as $1 device)

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“End goal of education is knowledge
the goal of knowledge should be service”

Innaumation Medical Grants

The concept of Innaumation Medical Grants for “Design Health Thinking” would serve as a unique platform to support and encourage medical students
and integrate with other fields to innovate on newer healthcare concepts to serve patients better. The grants program was
envisioned and inspired under the mentorship of Justice M N Venkatachaliah, the former Chief Justice of India
and present Chancellor of Puttaparthi University to recognise talent among students and
promote a sense of purpose into their education.

The Innaumation medical grants will have
3 categories of awards

UTK GRANT - 50,000/-

Named after Shri U T Khader - Health Minister of Karnataka

DH GRANT - 25,000/-

Named after Dr.Deepak Haldipur - President All India ENT Association

BMH GRANT - 5,000/- (x5 grants)*

Named after Padma Bushan Dr. B. M. Hegde

*RN GRANT – 5,000/- (X5 GRANTS) – This grant further recognises 4 such similar teachers contribution
(Dr.Rajendra Humbarwadi) (Dr. R. S. Mudhol) (Dr.Ravi Nayar) (Dr.Arvind Desai)

Note that it is mandatory to fill the applications online

Vishwas Uchila Shishir

Vishwas Uchila Shishir


Vishwas is a business entrepreneur with a social heart. He has more than 15 years of business and financial experience as company lead with profit for purpose approach.His diverse skill sets and experience make him a sought-after asset in business operations.
Vishwas oversees Innaumation’s social venture operations, supply chain management, networking, key account management, marketing and distribution networks.
He empowers the operational team with the leadership and resources they need to successfully complete operations initiative. He is also responsible for media relations and communications strategy.


Dr Vishal Rao

Dr. Vishal Rao has vast experience in the field of Oncology and Head & Neck Surgery and has been trained in Oncology at one of the most prestigious cancer institutes of India, Tata Memorial Hospital at Mumbai. As a self-motivating medical expert Dr. Rao has invented the AUM voice…
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Shashank Mahesh

Managing Partner & CEO

Shashank is the managing partner at Innaumation Medical Devices. He is an industrialist who comes from an Accounting and hospital management background. With his devise interests that span across various fields he is currently setting up an organic compost manufacturing unit while on a spree of wildlife photography.

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