Professor M. Balakrishnan from the Department of Computer Science, IIT Delhi, talks about the various solutions he and his team of students have been working on, for the past 10 years.
Professor M. Balakrishnan currently works at Department of Computer Science, IIT Delhi. This silver medalist from BITS Pilani has 23 journal and 84 refereed publications. He has worked tirelessly towards the establishment of a centre that is dedicated to development of technology solutions for the mobility and education of the visually impaired. He is part of ASSISTECH which is an inter-disciplinary group of faculty, research staff and students, which is engaged in using modern technology for finding affordable solutions for the visually impaired. The focus is on mobility and education which they consider are fundamental to enable any person to live independently and with dignity. SmartCane is the first product from the ASSISTECH group that has been launched as a product.
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