Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
"Serving individuals with special needs through research and innovation in affordable assistive technologies"
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Every civilized society has to strive towards providing means for independent living with dignity to every member of the society. Apart from economic and social backwardness, differently abled in India and the rest of the developing world, face many more severe challenges related to mobility and education. This has a direct bearing on their economic independence as well as social integration. ASSISTECH is an inter-disciplinary group of faculty, research staff and students, which is engaged in using modern technology for finding affordable solutions for the visually impaired. The focus is on mobility and education which we consider are fundamental to enable any person to live independently and with dignity. Apart from working on specific solutions based on needs identified by the users themselves, we hope to create an eco-system that helps sensitize and ignite a number of young minds towards real day-to-day challenges of the differently abled.