"Intelligence and capabilities are very subjective. Even the simplest action may become the best intelligent way of tackling an issue at a point in time."
– Dr. Prahlad Vadakkepat

Won the Emerald Literati Award for the outstanding paper of the year 2018.

08/09/2018: Our research article titled “Design and development of a robotic self-transfer device for wheelchair users” published in the Journal of Enabling Technologies has won the Emerald Literati Award for the outstanding paper of the year 2018.

For over 25 years the Emerald Literati Awards, which have included the Awards for Excellence and Citations of Excellence, celebrate and reward the outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers to scholarly research. The criteria used to judge the awards are based on contribution of something new to the body of knowledge either in terms of approach or subject matter, excellent structure and presentation , well-written, rigor in terms of argument or analysis, relevance – to practice and further research, up-to-date – demonstrating that the latest/key works in the field have been cited and many more.

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List of 2018 winners: here
All credits goes to my Ph.D. supervisor Dr. S. Pugazhenthi.  Thank you so much Sir.

Resource person for AICTE sponsored FDP on IoT for Ambient Assistive Living & ICMR sponsored seminar on IoT for Health care Technologies for India, KCG College of Technology, Chennai

Was one of the resource persons for AICTE sponsored FDP on IoT for Ambient Assistive Living & ICMR sponsored seminar on IoT for Health care Technologies for India organized by Department of Electronics and Communication,  KCG College of Technology, Chennai on 12 November 2017. Shared my research interests, gave an overview on self-transfer devices and introduced the self-transfer devices that we had developed at SASTRA, to the enthusiastic audience. 

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science & Technology, Government of India, visits SASTRA University


26-February-2017: Presented my Ph.D. research work to Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science & Technology, Government of India, during his visit to SASTRA University, Thanjavur.