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CSIO SCIENTIST AWARDED NATIONAL AWARD 2018 FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILITY ASSISTIVE DEVICE

December 04, 2018 08:46 PM

Chandigarh (JS Kaler)

Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, conferred National Award 2018 to Sh. Amit Laddi in recognition of his outstanding work done towards development of new cost-effective product for manufacture aimed at improving the life of Persons with Disabilities on ‘International day of Persons with Disabilities’ at a function held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. 

Sh. Amit Laddi is currently working as Senior Scientist in Biomedical Instrumentation Division, CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments, Chandigarh. He has developed a cost effective and innovative finger gesture based mobility assistive device control that will cater the needs of persons with locomotor disability, who want user-friendly innovative mobility solution to live independently. It comprises of finger gesture control module as well as motion drive unit that can be attached to any mobility cart easily. This technology is extremely useful for Divyangjans as well as subjects having weak hand muscles who cannot hold mechanical Joysticks properly. 

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thawar chand Gehlot, Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, Shri Ramdas Athawale, Shri Vijay Sampla, Secretary DEPwD Smt. Shakuntala D. Gamlin and various dignitaries also graced the occasion. 

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