Technology interventions creating Social impact

Social Innovation-Assistive Technology

I have been working actively involved in ideating, designing, conceptualizing, developing and innovating in Assistive Technology. My focus has been to delve deep, explore the pain points for improving the limb movements, cognitive capability and quality of life of the differently abled society. 

I have been engaging with more than 1000+ beneficiaries across India for creating change using the 3E model

Engage      -     Empathize     -      Empower

VHAB
Gamifying exercises

 VHAB, a gamified platform to improve the gross motor, fine motor skills and behavioral health of specially abled children affected with Cerebral Palsy and Autism. The platform uses Artificial Intelligence and Immersive Gamification technology to create   This was first of its kind solution for gamified rehabilitation and therapy for children all around the world. 

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/ai-to-aid-persons-with-neuromuscular-disabilities/articleshow/68605351.cms

 

VHAB has won the most prestigious TATA Innovista 2018 and many other Awards.

https://www.tatainnovista.com/images/Case%20Studies/VHAB.pdf

 

Vhab is supported by Barclays under their Reach Program which shows the relevance of technology and research for the disabled society. This is one of the most prominent research

https://www.barclays.in/content/dam/barclays-in/documents/press-releases/BX-TCS-PR.pdf

Special School @ Home Initiative

Covid-19 has affected the differently abled children in a deep way impacting their daily learning, therapy and vocational skill. To embrace and create opportunities during the lockdown, we introduced the VIA program.

The program gave immense confidence to the specially abled community to use technology and move forward during the pandemic. Several sessions were done to design, innovate, build the right platform for the differently abled children.

Today we were able to support more than 4000 sessions online along with Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and digital skills vocational enablement.

Today our initiative is helping 250+ children in Kerala to continue their education, therapy and skill enablement through this unique initiative

We formed a community named Kala4Care to create awareness and funding the technology support for the special world.

Assisto
Next Gen Communication Device 

ASSISTO is first of its kind intelligent communication device that is used by the specially abled children with speech impairments to communicate their needs in a near-real tone of the child. ASSISTO is a device that can be worn on any operational limb of the specially abled child. Through ASSISTO, the biggest impact is the life changing experience of hearing their natural sounding voice. The device is available within 20$, compared to the highly unaffordable devices in the market.

It was also extensively used during COVID for their continual learning rehabilitation and communication. 

 

ASSISTO won the Nasscom Engineering and Innovation Excellence Award under the category ‘Social Impact Solution of the Year 2021’ https://nasscom.in/sites/default/files/media_pdf/Press_Release_NASSCOM_ERD_Showcase_2021_24062021.pdf

 

ASSISTO was also the winner of The Golden Globe Tigers Awards 2020. ASSISTO was a finalist in the Confederation of Indian Industry Design awards 2020.

 

Verbose
Enabling communication

Verbose is a technology developed for supporting the education and learning of Hearing loss society. It is a Speech to Text platform enabling learning, improved cognitive reference with pictogram and dictionary based learning cues. 

Verbose in Action: https://fb.watch/6F6AaRvns1/