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IIT-Madras launches affordable standing wheelchair


IIT-Madras launches affordable standing wheelchair



Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, in collaboration with Phoenix Medical Systems, launched the country’s first indigenously-designed standing wheelchair.

wheelchair named “Arise”, was designed and developed by the TTK Centre for Rehabilitation Research and Device Development (R2D2), headed by Sujatha Srinivasan, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT-Madras.

The wheelchair is priced at Rs 15,000.

The assistive device helps the wheelchair-bound move from a sitting to standing position, and vice-versa, independently.