IIT-Madras finds new device for differently-abled to board trains

IIT-Madras finds new device for  differently-abled to board trains
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has come out with a device, a ramp that provides instant easy access between a train and the platform, for differently-abled to help them easily board and get off the train.

The cost-effective invention will not only serve differently-abled persons, but also help senor citizens who are unable to climb the steps. “Our aim is to design a low cost device integrated with a standard train which will make it easier for differently abled persons and old persons to get off and board the train,” Prasanna Dharmadhikari told Deccan Herald on Sunday.

According to him, several additional constraints like cost of the device, bulkiness and most importantly ergonomics for an old as well as differently-abled person have been analysed and treated with special care. Explaining about the mechanism, he said “the problem statement was inherently a complex one. Several things needed to be taken into consideration.
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