Our Work So Far
Indian Head Injury Foundation Neuro-Rehab Centre, Patna
Collaborated with Indian Head Injury Foundation to set up and run the daily operations of the IHIF Neuro-Rehab Centre in Patna since its opening in 2019.
Acquiring and Donating AT Products
Sponsored the Delhi Wheelchair Cricket Team in a national wheelchair cricket competition attended by 60 wheelchair cricketers under the aegis of Divyang Cricket Control Board of India (DCCBI) in 2020.
Symposium on Assistive Technology
Organised a 2-day ‘Symposium on Assistive Technology in Neuro-rehab’ in Patna in 2020, which was attended by Bihar government officials of the Department of Disability Mr. Atul Prasad, Dr. Shivajee Kumar (State Commissioner Disability) and WHO official Dr. Patanjali Nayyar and Prof. Luc. De. Witte, President of Association for the Advancement in Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE).
The symposium was held with the objective of developing strategies to improve access to various Assistive Technology (AT) products in Bihar.
Online Course in Tele-Health
Delivered a 3-day online course, ‘The Application of Telehealth to the Provision of Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy Services’.
Organised with faculty from Boston University and Temple University, USA.
Organised press conferences on the importance of starting early neurorehabilitation.
Organised CMEs for doctors and therapists to promote awareness about neurorehabilitation and the AT centre.
Ongoing / Planned Future Activities
Assistive Technology Skills Laboratory, New Delhi
The AT Skills Lab is a place that will facilitate access, awareness, research, and training in the field of AT, for healthcare workers, disabled people, their families, and other caregivers alike.
Pilot Assistive Technology Centre, Patna
This is the first stage of our multi-year holistic programme to bridge the AT care gap in Bihar and Jharkhand. This Centre will serve as the backbone for launching AT and tele-health services state-wide. This programme is based on four pillars:
Increasing access to assistive technology & healthcare, for disabled people, people recovering from injuries, and the ageing population from marginalised backgrounds;
Providing free and low-cost AT services, to ensure access to quality healthcare regardless of socio-economic status;
Providing holistic support, involving medical education, assistance, rehabilitation and AT to under one roof; and
Facilitating the empowerment and independence of disabled persons, thereby realising their right to full participation and inclusion in all aspects of society.
Most people in need of AT services may be unable to physically access AT Centres, due to financial or logistical constraints. Our Tele-health services will bridge this gap, by providing diagnosis, needs assessments, and rehabilitation services over phone and video consultation.