IIT Delhi, AIIMS set up research centre for excellence in disability, assistive technology

The IIT-AIIMS centre aims to encourage comprehensive research and improve the holistic understanding of neurological diseases.

IIT Delhi, AIIMS set up research centre for excellence in disability, assistive technology IIT Delhi
Tamanna Tamang | Oct 29, 2021 - 4:47 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, have set up Centre for Advanced Research and Excellence in Disability and Assistive Technology (CARE-DAT), a Centre of Excellence (CoE). The centre is created under the aegis of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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“It is established with the vision - to design novel technological solutions, therapeutic protocols & clinical validation for the solutions in Neuro-assistive technology and thereby providing commercial-ready technology under the “Make in India” initiative of the government of India, informed a press statement.

V. Ramgopal Rao, director, IIT Delhi said, “This new CoE, CARE-DAT, will open new avenues in design, development and clinical validation of novel products for Neuro Assistive Technologies in Stroke Rehabilitation. IIT Delhi and AIIMS faculty currently collaborate on a variety of projects and technologies. We keenly look forward to more collaborations between AIIMS and IIT Delhi, which will benefit the society and result in IP creation, technology transfers and incubation of startups.”

M.V. Padma Srivastava, head, Department of Neurology, said “this is a great initiative by both the institutes. Stroke is the leading cause of high mortality and morbidity in the world, and in India we are having a high number of patients and economic burden for rehabilitation of these patients. Innovative solutions that will be developed under this initiative will be really important in framing the future of Neuro-Assistive Technologies in India.”

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The center was inaugurated by V. Ramgopal Rao, director, IIT Delhi and Randeep Guleria, director, AIIMS, New Delhi on Thursday. The centre aims to encourage comprehensive research on an identified problem, and improve the holistic understanding of neurological diseases, and provide assistive technology solutions for rehabilitation of patients.


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