Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

"Serving individuals with special needs through research and innovation in affordable assistive technologies"

ASSISTECH is an inter-disciplinary group of faculty, research staff and students from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, which is engaged in using modern technology for finding affordable solutions for the differently abled in country. The focus of the group is on mobility and education which we consider are fundamental to enable any person to live independently and with dignity.



After grand success of SmartCane, a study was conducted which identified more serious problems which could be solved using the current technologies. The three major problems to be tackled with MAVI are:
  • Safety
  • Social Inclusion
  • Navigation
A mix of computer vision, web based and cloud based techniques are being used in order to achieve the same. The idea is to have a system which could work both offline and online since the network conditions aren't very reliable for a huge majority. Here is a recent presentation about the challenges we are facing from a computer vision perspective.


SmartCane Launch in Bahrain

The Rotary Club of Manama, Bahrain took the initiative of improving the mobility of persons with blindness in Bahrain with SmartCane device. Understanding the importance of safe and independent mobility, Rotary team coordinated with the Friendship Society for the Blind to organize a distribution cum training workshop on 21st January 2017. During the workshop, 20 SmartCane devices were donated to the members of the society. All the beneficiaries along with a group of trainers from different organizations working for the blind in Bahrain were trained in the using the SmartCane device for day to day mobility. Master trainer Mr.Piyush Chanana from SmartCane team visited Bahrain to conduct the training. Read More