TTK Center for Rehabilitation Research and Device Development (R2D2)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
R2D2 is the TTK Center for Rehabilitation Research and Device Development at IIT Madras, headed by Prof. Sujatha Srinivasan of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The group is involved in research related to human movement and the design and development of rehabilitation and assistive devices for people with movement impairments.
R2D2 engineers affordable products for rehabilitation needs in India and beyond, work with clinical specialists, NGOs, hospitals, etc., to field-test the designs, and fosters a research environment to evaluate assistive device designs from biomechanical and functional standpoints.
Using appropriate technology, scientific methods and innovative translational models, R2D2 aims to enable easy accessibility and affordability of assistive devices and rehabilitation resources. R2D2 has successfully transferred technology to like-minded industrial partners, including its startup, NeoMotion.
Aghil stands out as a proactive and enthusiastic team member, continuously enhancing lab facilities, assisting colleagues in skill development, and contributing to multiple projects. His inquisitive nature, self-driven research, and commitment to team growth make him the standout performer of the quarter.
Indian Patent No. 452352 (September 18, 2023): Attachment mechanism to convert manual wheelchair into tricycle or motorized wheelchair (Swostik Sourav Dash, Vivek Sarda & Dr. Sujatha Srinivasan). Indian Patent Application No. 6952/CHE/2015 filed 18 December 2015
Indian Patent No. 429769 (April 24, 2023): A walk-chair with Natural Sit to Stand Motion for children with Disabilities (Dr. Sujatha Srinivasan & Rahul Bhamare). Indian Patent Application No. 201941041488 filed 14 October 2019