Samithi for Education, Environment, Social, and Health Action (SEESHA) and Karunya University have been revolutionizing biomedical technologies for the last 6 years with biomedical products. The National Science Day on February 28th has been themed this year as ''Science and Technology for Persons with Disabilities'' by the Department of Sciences and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, and a National Conference was held by Karunya University and SEESHA on this day to commemorate this theme.
Eminent Speakers at the Conference
Academicians, Technologists, Scientists, Industrial Partners, Professionals using Technology, Differently-Abled Persons, and Vendors evaluated the existing Assistive Technology and reviewed challenges in today's context. Numerous eminent speakers both able bodied and differently abled attended the conference. Dr. C Joseph Kennady, Registrar Karunya University, welcomed the speakers and the delegates and stated that this was just the beginning of a series of conferences and workshops to be conducted after which Dr. S Sundar Manoharan, Vice Chancellor, Karunya University gave a gist of how the Hon' Prime Minister recognized the inadequacy of Assistive Devices and Technology in our country and has asked the Department of Science and Technology to sanction funds to develop technology to reach the persons who are differently abled.