Current Team

Head

Dr. Sujatha Srinivasan

Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Madras
+91-44-2257 5695/4728
email: sujsree@iitm.ac.in

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2007
MS, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Toledo, 1994
B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, 1992

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Sujatha Srinivasan is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and heads the TTK Center for Rehabilitation Research and Device Development (R2D2) at IIT Madras. Her research focuses on applying mechanism design and movement biomechanics to develop functional and affordable assistive/rehabilitation devices for people with movement disabilities.

Prof. Sujatha has nearly 30 years of experience in her field including 8 years in the US industry. She is a 1992 alumna of IIT Madras and joined its faculty in 2008. She is also co-founder of NeoMotion, a startup on assistive devices, incubated at IIT Madras. In her free time, she likes tailoring, going for walks and spending time with her family.

Associated Faculty

Dr. Sourav Rakshit

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras


Dr. Sundararajan Natarajan

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras

Dr. Sivakumar Balasubramanian

Professor, Department of Bioengineering, CMC Vellore

Dr. Manish Anand

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras


Leadership team

Justin Vijay Jesudas
Head of operations/Centre Manager

Justin Jesudas joins us with over two decades of corporate experience in research and analytics across banking and engineering services industries with companies like UBS, RR Donnelley and Cognizant.

Justin heads the operations and outreach activities of R2D2, apart from guiding the team on user perspectives, prototype refining and device commercialization.

With 11 years of lived experience as a tetraplegic (paralyzed neck downwards), working in the assistive technologies space was a natural calling for Justin.

He is an international swimming champion and has represented India at the World Swimming Championship and Para-Asian Games. He enjoys long drives in his modified hand-operated car, beach surfing and SCUBA diving.

Contact: justin@r2d2.iitm.ac.in

+91-44-2257 5695

Samson Daniel
Head, Clinical training & research

Samson is an occupational therapist by education and a former tutor and clinical occupational therapist at the Rehabilitation Institute, CMC Vellore for 8 years. At R2D2, Samson oversees the partner dissemination program for Arise Standing Wheelchair and research for TouchFREEDOM among other projects. He has developed wheelchair cushions, which are now part of IIT Madras incubated NeoMotion’s product portfolio.

A combination of upbringing in a service-minded family, interest in DIY projects and passion for restoring hand functions of persons with such a need pushed him to a space which many therapists overlook - assistive technologies.

He lives in Chennai with his parents and sister. He loves photography, cooking and long rides on his motorcycle.

Contact: r2d2clinicalteam@gmail.com

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Dr. T M Balaramakrishnan

T M Balaramakrishnan is a research engineer based at Chennai with interests in the fields of biomechanics, finite element analysis and product design.

An alumnus of National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli and Indian Institute of Technology Madras, his doctoral thesis involved the proposition of a novel design framework for prosthetic feet using non-linear finite element analysis. He is presently implementing the developed framework towards designing a series of highly functional and affordable prosthetic feet.

Besides being a researcher, he is a learning musician and a photographer.

Dr. Ilango mahalingam

Ilango Mahalingam completed his PhD at IIT Madras with research interests in multi-body dynamics, robotics and active lower limb exoskeletons. His PhD work is on the development of a spatial multi-body dynamics model of a tracked vehicle. He joined R2D2 as a project officer to work on a stair-climbing wheelchair project. As a future research work, he is exploring the possibilities of developing a lower limb assistive device for improving the stability and walking speed of stroke patients.


Dr Hena n n

PROJECT ADVISOR

Hena is a psychologist with over 15 years of experience in disability rehabilitation. She is an alumnus of the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit and Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. Her doctoral thesis was about movement disorders. She has several publications to her credit and has co-authored the book “Managing soft skills for personality development” published by Tata McGraw Hill.

Hena worked as a lecturer in Disability Studies at Inter-university Centre for Disability Studies, M.G University. She led the training team for India’s pioneer Inclusive DRR project and the professional Psychological First Aid team in Kerala. She is the Co-founder of SEK Foundation, an NGO providing comprehensive Sexuality Education among children and youth in Kerala.

Hena joined R2D2 with a vision to connect the academic and technological community to persons with disabilities. She strongly believes Assistive Technology is the key to ensuring equity. Hena coordinates the activities of the National Centre for Assistive Health Technology (NCAHT) at R2D2.

She loves to learn about people, a hardcore music lover who enjoys driving, travelling and books.

Contact : nnhena@gmail.com

rahul bhamare

PROJECT OFFICER

Currently working as a Project Officer at R2D2, Rahul has worked on a variety of projects such as Saathi WalkChair, Gait trainer, Electric Standing Wheelchair, CP chair, customisable back brace, scoliosis correction brace and ankle therapy device.

After completing Masters in Design Engineering at IIT, Delhi his search for an opportunity to design and develop innovative products that are useful to society led him to R2D2.

His absolute love for the products in the field of technology and preference for using customized and personalized products got him interested in assistive technology, where the need for personalization is rather high.

Having played football in his college days, he loves the following football, religiously. He loves to cook and binge watch apart from spending time with his family and cats.

Project Staff

Vigneshwar S

Vigneshwar is a mechanical engineer who is involved in the design and R&D of the projects. Orthotic knee joint is the first project he was part of, from design assistance to final quality assurance.

Simultaneously, he handled the Gait system and Vo2 analyser to generate data for the biomechanical analysis of subjects. Then, he was involved in the development of a Polycentric Prosthetic Knee (KADAM) from design modifications to user feedback in all aspects to meet the standards and user expectations. His other projects involve Ez Lok Orthotic Knee Joint and Swimming Pool Lift.

Siddharth m

Siddharth is currently working as a Product Designer at R2D2, IIT Madras. He has completed his B.E in Automobile Engineering from the Institute of Road and Transport Technology (IRTT), Erode (Now Government Engineering College, Erode) and his M.Des in Product Design & Manufacturing from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.


At R2D2, he seeks to blend Product Design and Design Engineering principles to create Novel and Functional Products.


His domains of interest include fields like Product Design, Mechanical Design, Design Thinking, Robotics and Smart Mobility.

dheeraj K panicker

Dheeraj K Panicker completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Production Engineering from TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala.

During his time at college, he organized a social fest, Trika '20, the first of its kind in Kerala. Trika ’20 is an initiative from TKM College of Engineering that aims in empowering and assisting various sectors of the society that need assistance for empowering themselves, by creating opportunities that could have long lasting impacts on their life. As part of his college design project, he designed a portable ramp facility that would allow differently-abled people to access beaches and experience the waves. He is a design engineer, currently working in pediatric solutions.

He is a huge fan of O V Vijayan and Gabriel García Márquez because of the magical realism in their books, loves to watch and play football, and is also interested in cricket.

Ganga saravanan

Ganga Saravanan completed DECE at Sri Balaji Polytechnic College and graduated BE-ECE from Prince Shri Venkateswara Padmavathi Engineering College. She has experience of 10+years, worked in various organizations as an HR and Admin Consultant. Currently, working as a Senior Executive at IIT Madras for the past 5 years. She joined R2D2 in September 2022 to take care of administrative activities.

Ganga is married and has 2 daughters. She likes listening to music, is fond of travelling with friends & family and likes to play games.

Pawan dadhich

Pawan Dadhich is a B.Ed Special Educator in Indian Sign Language. He has 4 years of experience as an Administrator in the CBSE school, Rajasthan Government.


He has acted in a lead role in Tamil Movie "Savarakathi" - Myskin Direction.

He is interested in participating and representing in Handicap/Disability events. Pawan is also passionate about motor riding and enjoys spending time with Nature. He spends his free time sketching art, wheelchair Basketball and playing Chess.

rajesh kumar

Rajesh Kumar is a senior fabrication and assembly Technician, educated from the Industrial Training Institute, besides, he holds a bachelor’s degree in arts.

Rajesh started working on the Gait trainer and Standing wheelchair then worked on NeoFly, NeoBolt, Saathi Walker, Beach Wheelchair, TCM, Walk chair and Body Movement Wheelchair. Rajesh is an expert in identifying fabrication possibilities and enhancements that helps the research team during the design process. His keen interest in the area led him to learn Solid works and Master cam.

He loves to play cricket, volleyball, and football and he is very much interested in trekking and sea swimming.

Seethapathi P

Seethapathi is a Senior Machinist at R2D2 and holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked on various projects such as Arise Standing Wheelchair, NeoFly, NeoBolt and EZ-LOK orthotic knee, and has been involved in assembly and associated works of Prosthetic knee and Hip simulator.

He voluntarily trained in Mastercam and has taken the responsibility for manufacturing prosthetic knee prototypes at R2D2. With over 5 years of experience, he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge that makes him more productive and easily take on challenges and achieve required output.

He is interested in developing educational games for school children. He likes to play cricket, and listen to music.

Anandhakumar murugesan

Anandhakumar joined R2D2 as a Project Associate in August 2020. He is an undergraduate in Biomedical Engineering from Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore and a Masters's in Medical Electronics from the College of Engineering, Chennai. During his master's, he worked on the project EEG Motor Imagery-based control of wheelchairs. His interest lies in Rehabilitation Engineering and Bio Signal Processing. He is currently working on the project PLUg and Train robot (PLUTO) for assessing and training hand functions and also focuses on its commercialization. He is also involved in electronics, PCB Design, Game development and clinical trials of PLUTO. He enjoys playing cricket and basketball. He loves spending time reading books that inspire him

clinton n

Clinton completed his B.E in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Kingston engineering college.

Clinton was part of the 4.5 years Health care Administration. Managing centres across Tamil Nadu, PnL, Billing reconciliation, Centre Staff Management, and Training admins for the Dialysis Hospitals. Clinton joined R2D2 -PLUTO in 2022 Apr as a Project Associate. He was involved in setting up the Inventory, Fabrication part, Admin related works, and strap and foam preparation support given to Pluto Project. He interacts with user Patients for clinical trials, medical professionals, hospitals, rehab centres and other channels in the mobility assistive space.


Clinton is passionate about all indoor and outdoor Sports, especially football

Manavalan

Manavalan completed his bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Jeppiaar SRR Engineering College, Chennai. After that, he worked as a maintenance trainee in Sri Ramalinga Mills, Aruppukottai for a year. He worked for a few months in Maintenance & Store Department, at Kusauto PVT Ltd Chennai then he Joined the R2D2 lab, in June, 2022 as a Project Associate. He Worked on an Electroporation Project (Electric Circuit code & designing). Currently, he's Working on the design and development of a portable weighing Scale for bed-ridden patients. In his free time, he plays Cricket and Watches sports and movies and he loves to travel.

Praveen kumar

Praveen kumar completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical engineering from Global Institute of Engineering & Technology, Vellore, post which he worked 3yrs of R&D and Service Engineer for Indian railway, and also metro rail track inspection in S.V.A. Rikkon Lubes Pvt. Ltd. And then in the lubrication field as a Service Engineer in Auto Lubricators (SKF LINCOLN).

Praveen joined R2D2 Project Associate in Plug and Train Robot for hand rehabilitation (PLUTO) IITM. He works on mechanical design and all the 3D Print machines to handle, fabricate and assemble parts of PLUTO. And then he interacts with user Patients for a Clinical Trials, medical professionals hospitals rehab various centers. In his free time, he plays shuttle and cricket and enjoys watching movies and sports

dharmesh joshi

Dharmesh is a mechanical engineering graduate from V.V.P. Engineering College, Gujarat. He is interested in biomechanics and the development of prosthetics.

He has more than 8 years of experience in the design and manufacturing field and more than 3 years of experience in linear, non-linear, static and dynamic analysis.

Currently working as a project associate at R2D2 lab for research and development of affordable prosthetic foot and also looking for research in energy storing foot development.

He is also interested in travelling and exploring ancient sites and temples of India and different cultural activities in India.

Thiagu s

He completed his undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering from the Government College of Engineering – Tirunelveli. He joined the AREBO team as a project associate in June 2022. He handles Mechanical Design, Fabrication and 3D printing of the Rehabilitation robot. He likes to explore music and meditates during his free time.



Sarath kumar

Sarath Kumar completed his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Kingston engineering college, Vellore. then joined as an Apprentice trainee in the Electrical maintenance department at BHEL for a year.

He joined as an Intern at CMC for 6 months and continued as a project associate in the Bioengineering department. He worked on the PLAEBO Robotics system, PCB designing, software development and management.

He joined R2D2 as a project associate. Currently working on AREBO project. and Development of instrumented wheelchair activity tracking.

His hobbies are playing football, gardening and watching science fiction movies.

Bowya b

Bowya completed an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Ganapathy Tulsi's Jain engineering college, Vellore and joined as an Apprentice trainee in quality management at Schneider electric. She worked in the Dept of Physiology, CMC Vellore as a Research fellow on a blood pressure project. She worked on electronic circuit design, assembly and testing as well as software development and maintenance and Clinical data management.

Bowya joined R2D2 in July 2022 as a project associate. Currently, She is working on the PCB designing and testing of the hand-held dynamometer.


Her hobbies are playing badminton, Traveling during rainy days, watching series and spending time with loved ones.

Magesh Kumar M

Magesh completed his degree in mechanical engineering from Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology Vellore after that he worked as JRF in Christian Medical College Vellore in planar arm rehabilitation robot. He has more than 3 years of experience in Product design. He joined R2D2 as a project associate in June 2021 working on the commercialization of Plug and Train robots and he is handling Mechanical design, fabrications and 3D Printing.


He loves spending time with his family and he really likes running.

Satish balaraman

Sathish completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical engineering from Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology, Vellore and then pursued a master's program in Bioengineering from Christian Medical College, Vellore. As part of his master's thesis, he worked on a Plug and Train Robot for hand rehabilitation (PLUTO). He is now a project associate in R2D2, IITM on the same project. He works on mechanical design and inventory management for the commercialization of PLUTO. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies and sports

Clinical training and research Team

Kritika Jain

PROJECT OFFICER

Kritika is a Physiotherapy alumnus from Christian Medical College, Vellore, and School of Allied Health Sciences (MAHE), Manipal. She is a postgraduate in Neurosciences Physiotherapy and has more than four years of experience in treating patients who have neuromotor disorders with a specific focus on spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

She is currently a part of Touch REHAB project under R2D2 as Content Leader and leads a subsidiary project, Touch FREEDOM as well. Both the projects are user oriented and aim at disseminating evidence-based information about best affordable practices to live well with spinal cord injury. The projects also focus on delivering rehabilitation related guidance to users with spinal cord injury in remote locations to enable them to lead an independent life.

In her free time, she loves to read and has a new found love for gardening.


tERESA K DAVIS

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Teresa is an occupational therapist by profession and is an alumnus of Christian Medical College, Vellore. She formerly worked at Landor Community Hospital, Mussoorie where she served as a pediatric community occupational therapist with the Disability Project, Samvedna, covering 62 villages in the Jaunpur range.


Currently, she is working on the Touch FREEDOM project with the clinical team at R2D2 as a Clinical Specialist. She finds her purpose and satisfaction in life by identifying ways to make people's lives easier.

She enjoys doodling, listening to music, traveling and trying different cuisines and watching movies.

Gayatri suresh

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Gayatri is a physiotherapist with a master’s specialization in biomechanics. She has formerly served in a multi-speciality hospital during the first wave of the covid pandemic. Furthermore, she has assisted in developing running and cycling biomechanical analysis protocols for 2-dimensional software-based assessments.

Currently, she is working as a Clinical Specialist with the Clinical Team at R2D2, IIT Madras, where she works on the research activities of the department’s assistive devices.


She is a passionate researcher and firmly believes that injury, pain, or disability should not be a restrictive factor for people’s desired activities; hence joined R2D2 in September 2022 to work on assistive devices.


She has a keen interest in sports and cultural arts. As a sportsperson, she has won the National Karate Grand Championship. Additionally, she’s a State Level basketball player and a jump-rope athlete. Within cultural activities, she is a Carnatic music vocalist and a Tanjore Painting artist.

Rima mary philip

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Rima is an alumnus of Christian Medical College,Vellore. As an Occupational Therapist, she has 6 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation of children and adults with various needs. She also worked as a tutor at SRIHER, Porur. She is currently residing in Kerala and working part-time with the clinical team of R2D2. She believes that when she merges her clinical knowledge with technology, it can be revitalizing for people in need. Her family consists of her husband, their son and Dora (their pet dog). In her free time, she likes to knit, doodle and listen to music

ganesh murugan

JUNIOR TECHNICIAN

Ganesh is a Peer trainer for persons with spinal cord injury with more than 5 years of experience, earlier with The Ganga Foundation and currently with TTK Center for Rehabilitation Research and Device Development (R2D2) at the Indian Institute of Technology. He worked as a coordinator and Marketing Executive from 2015 to 2020. He worked at a mobile recharge shop in 2019. He is also a wheelchair Marathoner, and he did a Handcycle from Chennai to Kanyakumari in 2022.

Poornachandran g

PROJECT ASSOCIATE

Poornachandran is a Peer Trainer for persons with spinal cord injury with more than 2 years of experience, earlier with The Ganga Foundation and currently with TTK Center for Rehabilitation Research and Device Development at IIT Madras. He has immense experience working as a trainer and coordinator for Touch Freedom - a virtual rehabilitation resource for persons with a spinal cord injury. He is also a Wheelchair Marathoner, Wheelchair Basketball player and won a Silver medal during the Tamil Nadu Para Powerlifting Championship 2018.

PhD Scholars

Padma Naveena

Naveena completed her bachelor's degree in Mechanical engineering after which she worked with a startup where she undertook responsibilities as a tutor and content creator in the field of education.

Currently, she is under a joint doctoral degree program with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and The University of Melbourne where she is working in the field of biomechanics with a major focus on movement at the knee joint after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Her motivation behind choosing to work in the field of biomechanics is the curiosity about the human body and its complexity.

Besides, she is a passionate yoga practitioner and is trying to learn the Indian classical instrument Veena.

Aravind Nehrujee

Aravind is a Ph.D. scholar in a joint program between IIT Madras and CMC Vellore; his research is focused on developing a robot for assessing and training hand functions. He did his undergrad in Mechanical Engineering from VIT University Vellore and Masters in Bioengineering from CMC Vellore. His research interests include rehabilitation engineering, serious games, and neuromechanics.

Having been a high school basketball player and going through multiple ACL reconstruction surgeries has pushed him towards the field of rehabilitation engineering. His personal experiences and professional experiences of working with patients motivate him to develop accessible and affordable tools for rehabilitation. Aravind enjoys his weekend bicycle rides and spends his free time reading non-fiction books and rock tumbling.

Sachin Kumar

Sachin Kumar is a research scholar at IIT Madras with interests in the fields of biomechanics, smart material and vibration isolation.

An alumnus of the National Institute of Technology Agartala and Indian Institute of Technology Madras he did course work along with a project titled Design and development of MR damper for prosthetic knee application, under the guidance of Prof. Sujatha C and with help of Prof. Sujatha Srinivasan. He is presently working in characterization, mathematical modelling and designing of optimized MR damper for ankle application.

Apart from being a researcher, he loves cricket, chess and pets.

Preethi Srinivasan

Preethi is currently pursuing her PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Madras. Before that, she was working full-time for nearly 7 years at Moviebuff.com as a content writer.

She is the founder of Soulfree, a public charitable trust that is working to improve the quality-of-life of persons living with spinal cord injury in India, with a special focus on women and those living below the line of poverty. Currently, she is working to set up an Integrated Spinal Rehabilitation centre called INSPIRE in a 20,000 ft² facility at Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu.

As a person who has spent more than two decades in a body that is paralysed below the neck, she has an experiential understanding of the vital importance of assistive devices in enabling persons with impairments and empowering us by giving us access to improved quality-of-life and independence.

Preethi leads a simple spiritual life at Thiruvannamalai, with her mother. She loves nature, music, sports and food, but most of all, the bliss of just being fully alive in the present moment.

Prem Kumar

He began his journey at IIT Madras as a M.Tech student and is currently a Ph.D scholar. His interest in robotics and the challenges in physical human-robot interaction was a driving force for him to work in the assistive technologies space. He did his graduation in Mechanical Engineering at Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli.

He is currently working on an Arm Rehabilitation Robot (AREBO). The robot focuses on the rehabilitation of the shoulder joint with intensive game therapy. His research interests include biomechanics and physical Human-Robot Interaction(pHRI).

Prem is an avid reader of storybooks and enjoys traveling.

nEELAKSHI GANGULY

Neelakshi is a PhD scholar who joined R2D2 Laboratory through the Three Institute PhD program of IIT Madras in July 2022. Along with our lab, she is collaborating with the Neurorehabilitation lab of Christian Medical College, Vellore.


She graduated in Electrical Engineering. Her keen interest in Biomedical and assistive technology led her to a master's in Biomedical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and then dived into Brain Computer-Interface for her thesis work. To nurture her interest she also joined as an intern at the Institute of Neuroscience, Kolkata( IN-K)


Neelakshi likes to read thrillers. She is passionate about Indian Classical dance forms, especially Bharatnatyam and never leaves an opportunity to cultivate and explore it.

ms Scholars

aLEXANDER JOSEPH V pAUL

Alexander is a mechanical engineering graduate from Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kerala. He is interested in biomechanics and the development of prosthetics.

Currently, he is doing MS Research at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras with a major focus on the design and development of a Passive Energy Storage and Return Prosthetic Foot. He chose this area due to his interest in the field of biomechanics and human gait.

He is also interested in cycling, badminton and travelling.

MITTAPPLLY SANDEEP REDDY

Sandeep is a mechanical engineer who graduated from Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad. Then worked as a JRF in DRDO-TBRL, Chandigarh.

Currently, he is doing MS Research at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras under the guidance of Prof. Sujatha Srinivasan. He is presently working on Transfer and Mobility devices. He chose this area because he is interested in biomechanics, Medical device design and development, and Assistive devices.

He likes to travel, play badminton and listen to music.

Honorary Member

S. Vaidyanathan (Advisor to R2D2 and NeoMotion)

    • Co-Founder of The Ganga Foundation and The Spinal Foundation

    • 30 years of living exceptionally well on a wheelchair and guiding others

    • Distinguished Alumnus of IIM Bangalore

It is with a heavy heart that we bade goodbye to Vaidy recently (May 2021). His spirit will continue to guide us in our work. Johan Dinakaran, Team NeoMotion, created this tribute to Vaidy.

Team Neomotion

NeoMotion

NeoMotion will always be an integral part of the R2D2 family. Incubated at IIT Madras, NeoMotion was founded by our alumni, who are very passionate about empowering persons with mobility impairments and aim to create social equity through high quality assistive devices.

Alumni

PHD

  • S. Sudheesh (joint guidance with Prof. MS Shunmugam), Swing Phase Analysis of Transfemoral Prosthesis Users Walking with Passive Knees, PhD 2021

  • TM Balaramakrishnan (joint guidance with Prof. Sundararajan Natarajan), A Novel Framework for Design and Analysis of Customised Prosthetic Feet using Non-linear Finite Element Analysis, PhD 2020

  • N Babu (joint guidance with Prof. S. Narayanan), Kinematic, Dynamic and Stability Study of Track, Leg, and Hybrid Locomotion Robot, PhD 2019

  • Ganesh Bapat, Development, Analysis And Clinical Evaluation Of Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis With Alternative Knee Joint Designs, PhD 2018

  • Solomon Seid Kebede, Optimal Design of Magnetorheological Damper for Prosthetic Knee Application (joint guidance with Prof. C. Sujatha, PhD 2017

  • DS Mohan Varma, Minimal kinematic models for the inverse dynamics analysis of normal and asymmetric gait, PhD 2015

MS

  • Gunjan Patel (joint guidance with Dr. Rajdeep Ojha and Dr. Judy John, CMC), Development and Clinical Validation of a Portable and Wearable System for Gait Analysis, MS 2019

  • Sandeep Guguloth, Design and development of robotic mechanisms for upper extremity rehabilitation (joint guidance with Dr. Sivakumar Balasubramanian, CMC Vellore), MS 2018

  • Nitin Prakash Kamble, Stair Climbing Mechanism for Wheelchair, MS 2016

  • Kumaraswamy Udugu, Tolerance Analysis in mechanisms (joint guidance with Prof. M. S. Shunmugam), MS 2013

B.Tech

  • Guhan Narayanan, creating synthetic gait data using a multibody simulator, B.Tech 2021

  • Subham Swastik Kamal, Cyclic Knee Testing Machine, B.Tech 2020

  • Akshay Molawade, Design and Spring Balancing of a Manually Operated Pool Lift, B. Tech 2019

  • Sourya Varenya, Stance Control Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses, B. Tech 2018

  • Manish Prajapat and Vishwajeet Sikchi, Add-on Device to Assist Stair Climbing of a Wheelchair, B. Tech 2017

  • Saish Kapadi, Design of an All-Terrain Wheelchair, B. Tech 2014

  • VVK Harish, Design of a Coconut Tree Climber, B. Tech 2014

  • Sushant Veer, Spring Balancing of Orthotic and Prosthetic Devices, B. Tech 2013

  • Girish A, Interactive Technology for Orientation and Mobility training of Blind and Visually Impaired Children, B.Tech 2013

  • Prashant Poondla, Design of the I-Tilt and Go (i-TAG) device, B.Tech 2012

M.Tech/DD

  • Vishnu Teja, software simulations of transfemoral prosthesis, M.Tech 2021

  • Pranjali Manjrekar, Mobility Device Assisted by Functional Electrical Stimulation, DD 2020

  • G. Manideep,Biomechanics of Standing Wheelchair, M.Tech 2019

  • Shoudho Das, Development of a sit-to-stand device, M. Tech 2019 (co-guide Prof. Sourav Rakshit)

  • Venkat Teja, Development of an exercising device using muscle stimulation, DD 2019

  • Sanjay Hansdah, Wheelchair Bike, DD 2017

  • Sripriya Kalidoss, Electromechanically Assisted Gait and Lower Body Exercise Device, DD 2016

  • Ashish Mohan Sharma, Development of motorized assistive device for people with paraplegia, DD 2016

  • K Narayan Pai, Development of Clutch Adjustment Device, M.Tech 2016

  • Harsha Vardhan Reddy, Computer aided optimal synthesis of fixed length and adjustable planar mechanisms, DD 2015

  • Kaushik Naidu, Transfer device for wheelchair users, M. Tech 2015

  • TS Anand, Synthesis and Design of Polycentric Knee for Transfemoral Prosthesis, M. Tech 2014

  • Vivek Sarda, Training and Mobility Device for Children with Cerebral Palsy, DD 2014

  • Swostik Sourav Dash, Swimming Pool Lift for Physically Challenged, DD 2013

  • Sumit Pethwadajkar, Design of an Improved Standing Wheelchair (co-guide Prof. Shankar Krishnapillai), DD 2013

  • M. V. Jairaj, Design of a Low Vision Telescope, DD 2013

  • P. S. Satyanarayana, Development of a novel mechanically variable valve timing (M-VVT) system to improve volumetric efficiency of small engines (co-guide Prof. A. Ramesh), M. Tech 2013

  • Harshal Chaudhari, Development of a Standing Wheelchair, DD 2012

  • Varun Joshi, Software for Mechanism Design, DD 2012

  • K. Aravind Reddy, Design and Analysis of KAFO with improved stance stability, DD 2011

  • Banugade Nitin Madhukar, Design of gravity-balancing leg orthosis for gait rehabilitation, M.Tech 2011

  • Ramu Banoth, Design of polycentric knee mechanism for above-knee amputee, M.Tech 2011

  • T. Praveen, Standing wheelchair (co-guide Prof. Seshadri Shekar), M. Tech 2011

  • J. Santi Sagar, Manufacturing improvements for the Jaipur foot, M.Tech 2010

  • G. Veerababu, Mechanical characterization of the Jaipur foot, M.Tech 2010

  • Mayank Pareek, Development of an adjustable KAFO, DD 2009

  • Vishnu Vardhan Reddy, Development of a knee mechanism for a KAFO, M.Tech 2009

  • R Ramaraj, Design, development and performance evaluation of mechanically operated multiplate wet clutch for PTO application (co-guide Prof. M. M. Mayuram), M.Tech 2009