Team Aseem from R2D2, Department of Mechanical Engineering comprising of  Swostik Dash, Vivek Sarda, former Dual Degree students who are currently working as Project Officers in R2D2 and Ashish Sharma (ME11B148) has won the Second Place (USD 15000) at the Enable Makeathon,  a sixty day global competition organized to develop the next generation of affordable, assistive devices for people with physical disabilities, organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The team developed a quick and easy add-on to convert any manual wheelchair into a manual or motorized outdoor mobility device.   They had competed with about 150 teams from all over the world.  For further details please visit :

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/iitm-team-wins-prize-for-device-to-help-differently-abled/article8146627.ece

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/Techies-Exhibit-Wheelchair-for-the-Roads-at-Makeathon/2016/01/23/article3239753.ece

Dr. Sujatha Srinivasan has been guiding the team.