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DST supports assistive tools to battle difficulties faced by Divyangjan

DST supports assistive tools to battle difficulties faced by Divyangjan

Thursday 14th May 2020

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has taken several initiatives to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 among divyangjan and elderly and identified various challenges faced by them for finding technological solutions.

The organizations supported by Science for Equity Empowerment and Development(SEED) Division of DST have been instrumental in developing various assistive tools, technologies and techniques, that are affordable and adaptable to the Indian milieu through its programme on Technology Interventions for Disabled and Elderly (TIDE), for creating inclusiveness and universal accessibility for Divyangjan and Elderly.

A wearable sensor device has been developed by PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore to remotely monitor the activities of Elderly and Divyangjan staying alone or those who happen to be under quarantine or isolation wards. The device also predicts and detects fall and frailty levels in Elderly. The device costs Rs.1500/- when produced in bulk.

The Science for Equity Empowerment and Development (SEED) Division of DST has supported organizations that have been instrumental in developing various assistive tools, technologies, and techniques through its programme on Technology Interventions for Disabled and Elderly (TIDE).

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