Congratulations, Prof. Sujatha Srinivasan, on being conferred as an Honorary Professor by University College London! Your immense dedication and impactful contributions to academia are truly inspiring. This honour reflects your lifelong commitment to knowledge and education. May this spur you on to even greater heights.
Congratulations Aravind, our PhD scholar working on hand neurorehabilitation technology for persons with stroke, spinal cord injury etc. for winning the IFNR Young Investigator Award during IFNRCON 2023.
Prof. Sujatha Srinivasan was awarded the Women Scientist of the Year (2022) by the Technology Development Board, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India
Sports 4 All, an inclusive sports event for persons with disability, was conducted on December 11, 2022, by our centre along with ICMR - National Centre for Assistive Health Technology.
Over 150 persons with disability, 100 caregivers, and 100 volunteers participated.
The third edition of the AT Makeathon was held during Shaastra 2022. Congratulations to the winners - Extent Theory (1st), We Moove (2nd), Team Delight (joint 3rd), Team DHK (joint 3rd), and special mention Trinary Pair! Thanks to all the teams who participated, and we hope to see you back next year!
January 20, 2022: Wheelchair developed at R2D2, IIT Madras, used for breaking Guinness record. Kamal Kanta Nayak, a youth from Odisha, completed a 213 km run in his manual wheelchair at Bhubaneswar using a Neofly wheelchair. Read the news on the new indian express
August 20, 2021: R2D2 wins the 'Best Assistive Technology Initiative among Educational Institutes' by Assistech Foundation (ATF). We are very proud of our team and the work they do - well-done, team!
June 18, 2021: Aravind Nehrujee has been awarded the NRDC - national meritorious invention awards - 2020 in the NRDC national budding innovators award of the Year category for his research 'Plug-and-train Robot (PLUTO) for hand Rehabilitation.'
Passionate about developing user-centric devices? Want to refine your design thinking? Join our YouTube channel on 3rd July 2021, at 4 pm IST, as Dr. P V Madhusudhan Rao, Mehra Chair Professor, Head, Department of Design, IIT Delhi, shares his thoughts on Design Thinking.
Dec 31, 2020: Indian Patent No. 354473 has been granted for Method and Apparatus for Measuring Spatiotemporal Parameters for Gait and Movement Analysis. Congratulations to co-inventors Gunjan Patel and Dr. Rajdeep Ojha (CMC Vellore)!
Nov 27, 2020: Indian Patent No. 352476 has been granted for Safe Clip-on Attachment to Convert Wheelchair into an Outdoor Vehicle. Congratulations to co-inventors Swostik Sourav Dash and Vivek Sarda!
Nov 16, 2020: Congratulations to Bala (Dr. TM Balaramakrishnan) on successfully defending his Ph.D.!
Nov 11, 2020: Indian Patent No. 351385 has been granted for A Multi-Position Wheelchair. Congratulations to co-inventor Harshal Chaudhari!
Oct 29, 2020: Indian Patent No. 350469 has been granted for Body Movement Based Training and Mobility Device. Congratulations to co-inventors Vivek Sarda, Anil Prabhakar (EE), Namita Jacob (Chetana Charitable Trust), and T A Simy (Vidya Sagar)!
The first product from R2D2 was launched on November 05, 2019, in collaboration with industry partner Phoenix Medical Systems. The Standing Wheelchair, Arise, was launched at IITM Research Park by the Hon'ble Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot.
Sep 10, 2020: US Patent 10,765, 574 B2, dated September 08, 2020, has been granted for Easy to Use Portable Manual Standing Wheelchair with Safety Features for Outdoor Use. Congratulations to co-inventors Vivek Sarda and Swostik Sourav Dash!
Aug 26, 2020: Gunjan Patel has won an SRISTI-GYTI Award for AbleFit: A wearable device for orthopaedic and neurological disorder patients. Congratulations to Gunjan!
Jul 21, 2020: Indian Patent No. 342114, dated 08th Jul 2013, has been granted for "Swimming Pool Lift for Physically Challenged" by the Indian Patent Office. Congratulations to co-inventor Swostik Sourav Dash!
Jun 05, 2020: Indian Patent No. 338006 dated 01st Dec 2014 has been granted for "A Prosthetic Knee for Uneven Terrain" by the Indian Patent Office. Congratulations to co-inventor TS Anand!
May 22, 2020: Persons with Spinal Cord Injury are a more vulnerable segment to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Check out COVID-19 PANDEMIC & Spinal Cord Injury, a dedicated visual awareness resource with minimal text created to serve as a guide for persons with spinal cord injuries. The resource has been produced as part of the Touch REHAB project in collaboration with the Spinal Foundation.
Feb 25, 2020: Indian Patent No. 332195, dated 15 June 2015, has been granted for "Flexlock for Tri-state KAFO" by the Indian Patent Office. Congratulations to co-inventor Ganesh Bapat!
Feb 06, 2020: R2D2 has signed an MOU with the Ganga Foundation for a project, as of now christened as Touch REHAB, to develop comprehensive, evidence-based, visual resources to empower persons with spinal cord injury from the acute stage of injury to Living Well with Spinal Cord Injury for a Lifetime
Jan 24, 2020: The Arise Team from R2D2, IIT Madras, was awarded Ananda Vikatan's Nambikkai Award for Innovation for developing Arise, the Standing Wheelchair.
The GIAN course on Models of Walking and Running: Human Gait and Robot Locomotion was offered by Prof. James Schmiedeler of the University of Notre Dame from July 22-27, 2019.
The GIAN course on Computational Musculoskeletal Biomechanics was offered by Prof. Marcus Pandy of the University of Melbourne from Sep 01-10, 2018
NeoMotion's Mobility Solutions - NeoFly and NeoBolt - win the Design: Impact Awards for Social Change instituted by Titan Company in collaboration with Tata Trusts! The awards ceremony was held on July 24 in Mumbai. The Award provides a grant of up to Rs.65 lakhs for each project, an opportunity for seed funding of an equal amount, and mentorship support.
NeoMotion's products were showcased during the German President's visit to IITM! German President impressed by IITM startups.
Design patent no.290751, dated Dec 28, 2017, has been granted for "Lever operated knee joint for orthosis and prosthesis" by the Indian Patent Office. Congratulations to co-inventors Ganesh Bapat and Muthuvishvashwaran!
Design patent no. 294291, dated 31 May 2017, has been granted for a "Portable manual standing wheelchair" by the Indian Patent Office. Congratulations to co-inventors Vivek Sarda and Swostik Dash!
Congratulations to Ganesh Bapat on winning the prestigious Keshav-Rangnath Award for Excellence in Research 2017! The award, instituted by IITM Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Prakash Kesavaiah, is given jointly to a PhD scholar and his/her guide for the most impactful work. Ganesh's thesis is on the design, analysis and clinical assessment of orthotic knee joints. His work has the potential to impact millions of users because he has used scientific rigour in analysis in conjunction with biomechanical and clinical inputs to arrive at informed, practically realisable, cost-effective solutions for orthotic knee joints.
Design patent no.290752, dated Feb 10, 2017, has been granted for "Lever operated knee joint for orthosis and prosthesis" by the Indian Patent Office. Congratulations to co-inventors Ganesh Bapat and Muthuvishvashwaran!
Team Aseem, comprising Swostik Dash, Vivek Sarda and Ashish Sharma, won second place at the ICRC's Enable Makeathon 2016 for their add-on device that can convert any wheelchair into a manual tricycle (NeoRider) or a motorised one (NeoBolt) for outdoor use.