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CSIO SCIENTIST BAGS YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD

September 27, 2017 08:16 PM

The finger gesture on touch screen module based alternative drive controller works similar to Joystick Controller, compatible with any motorized wheelchair chassis available. It helps to make independent mobility possible for paraplegics as well as patients having weak arms/hand muscles and subjects who cannot hold the manual joystick properly.

Chandigarh/New Delhi (Face2News)

The CSIR Young Scientist Award for the year 2017 in Physical Sciences (including instrumentation) has been awarded to Mr. Amit Laddi of CSIR- Central Scientific Instruments Organization , Chandigarh, for his important contributions on the development of novel drive control systems for mobility carts for people with motor disability; based on minimal physical inputs like finger, facial features or head gestures.

 This award was presented by The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, on 26th September 2017, CSIR foundation day at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. A peer –valued advisory committee had chosen Amit Laddi for the CSIR Young Scientist Award in Physical Sciences (including instrumentation) for the year 2017.

 
This award is designed to serve as recognition of the promise in the scientist and is an encouraging recognition which motivates the scientist to unleash the creative energy and accomplish greater goals and objectives in research.

The finger gesture on touch screen module based alternative drive controller works similar to Joystick Controller, compatible with any motorized wheelchair chassis available. It helps to make independent mobility possible for paraplegics as well as patients having weak arms/hand muscles and subjects who cannot hold the manual joystick properly. It consists of a touch screen proportional controller that requires no force to activate and drive. Making contact with the screen activates the device and maintaining contact enables full driving capabilities.

The paraplegics having weak limbs who cannot hold the Joysticks, by simple finger gestures on touch screen device can manoeuvre their motorized wheelchair similar to the actual Joystick. So, this alternative drive control helps to make independent mobility possible when a standard joystick isn't the best option.

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