The Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (CREATE) is a multidisciplinary translational research and educational initiative of IIT Madras. It was conceived as we began interacting with NGOs and inclusive schools. There is a social need for indigenous development of low cost technologies that serves to address the needs of people with different abilities.
At our research centre we aim to
- develop assistive devices for low resource settings
- act as a resource centre for students/staff who need assistance
- coordinate courses related to assistive technologies
- We run a course on Assistive Technologies for B.Tech students. The curriculum consists of courses on Sensory, Motor and Language Disorders, ID3020: Design of Assistive devices .
CREATE is headed by PROF. ANIL PRABHAKAR of Electrical Engineering department, IIT Madras with faculties from other departments and organisations.