Medical Sciences

Title :

Development of a Suite of Indigenous Assistive Systems and Tools for the Disabled Community in India

Area of research :

Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Medical Sciences

Focus area :

ICT Tools for Healthcare and Assistive Technology

Principal Investigator :

Prof. Anupam Basu, Professor & Head, Departmet of Computer Science and Engineering, Centre for Educational Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

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Executive Summary :

This project aims to develop a bundle of specific Assistive Technology systems, for different disability sectors. This is a multi-institute project, participated by IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras and NIT Agartala. The components modules of the project are - a) Development of Intelligent Home based Intervention Systems for Children with Dyslexia, b) Development of Affordable Technology to enable access to Educational Materials by the Visually Impaired, c) A Tablet Based Reading Device for the People with Low Vision and d) An accessorized AAC tablet with switches, gesture recognition, stereo audio output, and local language support for the neuro-motor disordered. Accordingly, the project will result in the above four delivarables.


Prof. Anil Prabhakar, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, Prof. M. Balakrishnan, Deputy Director (Strategy & Planning) and Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, Dr. Rajlakshmi Guha, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, Suman Deb, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala

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