Assistive Technology

To create an environment for Special Children and Differently Abled Person to excel and survive globally through appropriate Information Assistive Technologies.


  • To service consumers with products customised to their needs.
  • To impart assessment and training in use of assistive technology in an effort to facilitate community integration and improve quality of life.
  • To utilize the skills of every engineering department of the college for the development of Assistive Technology.
  • To develop the product in vernacular languages

The main aim to establish “Centre of Excellence in Assistive Technology” is to offer Assistive Technology Services that provide a variety of technical assistance and computer applications for people with disabilities. The objective also includes creating an awareness among the affected rural community to use assistive technology through this centre.

Research Activities

  1. Social Welfare: The centre develops projects to crate gadgets and kits for the ease and betterment of special and disable person life and thereby helping societal welfare
  2. Academic Research - The centre supports and fosters academic research in the field of Assistive technologies and devices and promotes research proposals and projects.
  3. Knowledge Dissemination: The centre disseminates research reports/findings to key stakeholders including academics through a variety of channels viz., media outreach, participation in academic and professional conferences, authored articles, workshops, etc.
  4. Industry Connect: The centre connects with the industry by collaborating with them in doing projects and also in conducting workshops and seminars for the audience that is keen to track the progress of data science and AI in practice.
  5. Consulting Activities: The centre facilitates the businesses by connecting them with researchers who are working on cutting edge problems and can help solve challenging business problems.
  6. Centre for awareness: The center creates awareness among the affected rural community to use the assistive technology products and gadgets developed by establishing a Centre for communication.

Projects Carried at CEAT:

With the support from Technology Intervention for Elderly and Disabled (TIDE) programme under Department of Science & technology we have developed the teaching tools for Autistic children, Hearing impaired children and Intellectually disabled person with 2D and 3D animations, real time videos supported with Augmented reality in order to improve their learning capabilities and to lead a quality life.

S. No Major / Minor Funding Agency Amount Ongoing /

1. ITAAC: Interactive teaching Aid for Autistic children DST -TIDE 41.60 Lakhs Completed

2. Visfel: Visualization Framework to Enhance the Learning of Hearing Impaired Children DST-TIDE   28.56 Lakhs Completed

3. Enhanced Interactive and Assistive online examination system for visually impaired UGC – Minor Grant 1,34,000 Completed

4. e-Tool to support Intellectually Disabled during COVID-19 Pandemic DST-TIDE - Completed (2020)
5. S.M.A.R.T. for Alizemer Disease

TNS & TCN 10000 Completed
6. e –TLSID: Tool to impart Livelihood Skills for Intellectually Disabled

DST -TIDE 57.08  Lakhs Ongoing

(2019 –2022)

     Total Amount 128.68 Lakhs


1. Interactive E-Learning Kit To Improve The Self Behaviour Of Autistic Children Using Augmented Reality 2014-2015
2. Braille Board -This gadget is designed to help the physically impaired to feed inputs directly to smart devices and retrieve the output data from the smart device in the form of Braille characters. 2017-2018
3. Remote monitoring of cognitively impaired individuals 2017-2018
4. Sign Translator  -Translates any text to Sign language – Enables independent E-learning Environment for Hearing Impaired 2018-2019
5. RATSEL: A game based learning application for the dyslexic  using augmented reality 2019-2020
6. Voice Enabled secure door and home automation system based on IOT System for visually challenged people. 2019-2020
7. Smart mobile for the Disabled -Converts the voice commands of the visually challenged into actions for the effective use of mobile phones 2019-2020
8. Stylus For Visually Challenged people - Enables blind people to feel their writing using pen. It contains a Carriage lever to indicate end of line and sense the writer by producing sound 2019-2020
9 Automated Baby Cry Detector For Hearing Impaired Parents

10. Meditrack-Medical Application To Assist Visually Impaired People



Awareness Stall in Rehab exhibition conducted by DST in Pune

Training offered:

S.No Institute Year Nature of Programme
1 Training ITAAC kit to AIKYA & NEYAM Special School 2017-2018 Awareness Program
2. Hands-on training for Autism Student   2017-2018 Workshop towards vocational skills
3. Training ITAAC kit Audhura 2016-2017 Awareness Program
4. Training in NIEPMD 2018-2019 Workshop for syllabus framing
5 Training at NIEPMD - Chennai 2019-2021 Workshop for syllabus framing

Research Publications & Awards:

  1. S.Poonkuzhali,PriyaVijay,D.SornaShanthi and E.Mohana, “Interactive Novelty Kit in Vernaular Language to Diagonize Functional Capablities of Autistic Children” in CAASR 2nd International Conference on Innovative Engineering & Technologies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 5th -6th 2016.
  2. Dr.S.Poonkuzhali, Priya Vijay, Sorna Shanthi and Sheik Mohamed Meera,(2019) published a book chapter “ Interactive Teaching Aid for Autistic Children” in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities with their Associated Conditions: Assessment & Therapeutic Interventions, published by AKINIK Publication, New Delhi.

TCS Best Project Awards:

S.No Student Name Project Title Year
1. Karthick Raj V.R

Muruga Padmanaban S

Murugesan S
Interactive E-Learning Kit To Improve The Self Behaviour Of Autistic Children Using Augmented Reality 2011-15
2. Poornima, Sanjana J, Sushmitha Opti Ko Math 2012-16


S.No Domain Expert Details Designation organisation   Specific linkage with purpose & inputs received.
1. Dr.Himangshu Das


Done the brainstorming session with domain experts & project investigators for Identification of Trades & Curriculum Framing
2. Neelam Bansal

Assistant Professor

CRC, Lucknow  
Identification of task for each trade.

Task analysis for each task listed for the trades, as the set of instructions to carry out animation.  

Field Testing & Validation of Prototype
3. NitikaMendiratta


Society for Advance Study in Rehabilitation, Bal Kalyan Bhawan,

A-40B, Dayal Bagh, Surajkund, Faridabad, Haryana - 121009
Prepared Assessment Checklist(with ratings, inference etc.) for Generic skill based on Adapted VAPS model.

Validation of Prototype

4. Vikas Ray


Learning Ladder,

B-14, Greater Kailash enclave -1, Near TATA Communications  

New Delhi - 110048
Prepared Assessment Checklist(with ratings, inference etc.)  for Pretraining module domains defined by SCPwD.  

Validation of Prototype

5. Diana Lil Philip

Special Educator

Somerville School,  

Vasundhara Enclave, New Delhi- 110096
Preparing Pre requisite assessment checklist for trades

Validation of Prototype

6. Parvathy Viswanath Director, AIKYA Learning Centre, special school for children with special needs – Mylapore-Chennai Curriculum Design and Evaluation

ITAAC e-kit Design and Implementation(Activity Description and Evaluation of Prototype)

Field Testing



1 Multimedia PC
2 Server
3 Laptop
4 360 Kinect sensor
5 Canon Camera with Lens, Tripod
6 Graphics Card Render Device
7 Laptop
8 360 Kinect sensor
9 Canon Camera with Lens, Tripod
10 Graphics Card Render Device
11 Scanner
12 External HDD
13 Printer
14 Audio Interface
15 AR/VR Tool
16 Adobe Pack
17 3D Particle Design Tool
18 3D Frame Capture Pack
19 3D Rendering Pack

This centre helps to develop affordable devices and provides services, strategies, and practices that help people with disabilities live more independent and productive lives in their daily life roles.

  • Employment generation-Person with ID will become employable and can achieve through placement.
  • Learning Automation-Multimedia based learning aid to support individuals, special educators, parent and other stake holders.
  • Interactivity- Attractive, accessible and user-friendly to all (even for rural areas) through vernacular language training.
  • Economic-Cost effective solution for the consumers.
  • Scalability-Solutions downloadable in any digital media and hence suitable for mass production and easy to deliver a larger group at the same time.
  • Flexibility-Trades can be chosen based on interest, assessment and community resources.
  • Sustainability Plan-After this project deployment and dissemination, we plan to organize workshop at various special schools with nominal fee structure.
  • Provides Improved Quality of life for intellectually disabled person under BOP population
  • Digital India Initiative-Supports sugamya bharat abhiyan since the application is accessible in mobile phones too.

Team Members

  • Dr. S. Poonkuzhali – Center Head
  • Dr. Priya Vijay – Faculty Coordinator
  • Mrs.Sorna Shanthi – Faculty Coordinator
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