R2D2 at IITM has established formal collaborations through Memoranda of Understanding and informal collaborations with many stakeholders in the field of Disability and Assistive Technologies. The following is a partial listing of organizations and individuals we are proud to associate with.


  • Amar Seva Sangam, Thenkasi

  • Association for People with Disability, Karnataka

  • Cerebral Palsy Lanka Foundation, Sri Lanka

  • Chetana Charitable Trust, Chennai

  • International Committee of the Red Cross

  • MDCRC, Coimbatore

  • Mobility India, Bengaluru

  • The Ganga Foundation

  • The Spinal Foundation

  • SPASTN, Chennai

  • Vidya Sagar, Chennai

Medical Institutions

  • Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore

  • Livewell Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Madurai

  • MGM Institute of Human Movement Science< Navi Mumbai

  • MIOT Hospital, Chennai

Academic Institutions

  • Assistech, IIT Delhi

  • BETiC, IIT Bombay

  • GDI Hub, University College London

  • King’s College London

  • The University of Melbourne

  • The University of Sydney


  • Centre for Assistive Tech (Mobility India), Bengaluru

  • NeoMotion, Chennai

  • Phoenix Medical Systems, Chennai

A special thanks to the scores of individual users, caregivers and rehabilitation professionals who have placed their trust in us and freely given their time and feedback.


The work at R2D2 would not be possible without the funding support that is crucial for the R&D of affordable assistive devices. We gratefully acknowledge the support from the following individuals/organizations:

  • Alumni, IIT Madras

  • Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

  • HDFC

  • IMPRINT-1 (Ministry of Human Resource Development and Indian Council of Medical Research)

  • IMPRINT-2 (Science and Research Engineering Board)

  • Portescap

  • Socially Relevant Projects scheme, IIT Madras

  • Society for BioMedical Technology (SBMT)

  • Tata Advanced Materials Ltd

  • Tata Boeing Aerospace Ltd

  • Tata Lockheed Martin Aerospace Ltd

  • The Ganga Foundation

  • TTK Prestige

  • Wellcome, UK