Name of the Technology : Android Controlled Wheel Chair
Disability Sector : Locomotor Disability
Function : Mobility/ Holding aids, Daily basic activities aids
Category of research : Upgradation of existing technology/product
Brief description of the product/ technology:
Smart Wheel Chair is a smarter solution for people with lower limb impairment to be more independent in doing their day to day activities. The person can remotely operate his wheelchair using a smart phone, hereby making him move freely in and around the house without the assistance of a second person. In addition to this the Wheel Chair is equipped with a Patient Monitoring System, which checks the vitals of the patient and report to the ambulance service and the concerned person in the event of abnormality.
Lacking funds for further research. If implemented fully, with this indigenous technology India will make its own wheel chair controllers that are presently imported from abroad at higher prices.
Readiness level of the product/technology: Field Testing Ongoing
Anticipated time to reach the next readiness level: 0 to 3 months
Anticipated time for the technology/product to come in the market: 6 to 12 months
Any Hindrance(s) being faced w.r.t. the development of product/technology: Lack of Funds
Anticipated cost: 50000
P. Shiva Subhashini, Associate Dean-Assistive Technology Lab Dr. B. V. Raju Institute of Technology
Medak District, Telangana, 502 313