Professor Sujatha Srinivasan
Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras & Honorary Professor, UCL
Professor Sujatha Srinivasan heads the TTK Center for Rehabilitation Research and Device Development (R2D2) at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) and the newly inaugurated National Center for Assistive Health Technologies (NCAHT-IITM).
As a Professor in Mechanical Engineering, her translational research focuses on applying design and biomechanics to develop functional and affordable assistive/rehabilitation devices for people with movement disability, of which four have been commercialized with industry partners through a unique collaborative approach called the GRID Model.
Besides co-authoring several refereed journal/conference publications, she is co-inventor of 30+ patents, and co-founder of IITM-incubated startups on assistive devices: NeoMotion, and upcoming Thryv Mobility and Thira Rehab Solutions. More details are available at https://r2d2.iitm.ac.in.
Sujatha did her B. Tech at IIT Madras, Masters at the University of Toledo and received her PhD from the Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, all in Mechanical Engineering. She worked in the prosthetics industry for several years prior to starting her PhD. She has been at IIT Madras since 2008 and has over 30 years of experience in innovations in assistive technologies.
She is looking forward to working with the GDI Hub on developing an open AT innovation portal, helping start-ups scale to global markets, and in general, getting more AT in use worldwide.