Chandigarh: CSIO, Chandigarh is conducting a 3 day Indo-French workshop from today on Robotics for Rehabilitation (Robo-Rehab 2019) in coordination with LIRMM and LISSI, France.
The workshop aims to create an international network of researchers sharing ideas in the area of robotic devices to assist the individuals suffering from strokes, spinal cord injuries etc.
The workshop is being attended by 70 researchers across different fields from France, Japan, UK and India, including doctors from PGIMER, AIIMS, DRDO, ISIC, SCTIMST and leading Industrial partners like Thuasne, Tynor Orthotics etc.
Inaugurating the workshop, Prof. Shyam Sundar Pattnaik (Director NITTTR, Chandigarh) applauded the innovative integration of robots, medical science and rehabilitation on one platform.
He encouraged the young participants of the workshop to think out of box and find novel solutions in the field of biomedical.
Prof. R. K. Sinha (Director, CSIO) and Dr. Purnima Rupal (Director, CEFIPRA) also graced the inaugural session with their presence. In their views, it is a great opportunity for the researchers from India and abroad to be a part of this international collaboration giving them multiple opportunities to flourish in the areas of medical and engineering.
They also emphasised the need to foster innovation at the grassroots level as there is plenty of untapped talent at the bottom of the pyramid.
The workshop will witness the sharing of knowledge, practices and technologies in support of the implementation of robotic devices for rehabilitation, assistance and therapy by bringing the academicians, doctors and industrial partners together on a single floor.
It will pave a way for India to become one of the most attractive destination for scientific research and technology transaction in the world and to aspire for the benefit of human kind.