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IIT-Madras develops electric standing wheelchair.
It can move to standing position at the flick of a button.

Electric Standing Wheelchair that performs sit-to-stand function
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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.  


Aravind receiving the IFNR Young Investigator Award

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.


Organizing team of Sports 4 All
Users wearing KADAN polycentric knee

KADAM, India's first indigenously developed polycentric prosthetic knee joint, was launched on April 8, 2022. KADAM is the fourth product to be designed and developed at our center, and now ready for mass manufacturing. News coverage of Kadam and product video. 


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! 


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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


October 12, 2021: Our Alumnus Guhan Narayanan (B.Tech 2021) has been awarded the Sivasailam Merit Prize for the best individual BTech project in Mechanical Engineering, the Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Prize for the best outgoing undergraduate student, and the Institute Blues Bronze medal. Congrats Guhan!
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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.'

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Poster of Design Thinking Workshop

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.

Wheelchair users standing up during arise launch

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. 

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Team R2D2 receiving Ananda Vikatan's Nambikkai Award

R2D2 in the Media

 Launch of Arise, the Standing Wheelchair

Inauguration of the TTK Center for Rehabilitation Research and Device Development: January 2015