A low-cost motorised arm, a redesigned letter box, a keyboard for Indian languages, a navigator to move through the city: these are among several new technologies developed at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) over the past five years.
More than 100 such new technologies have now been profiled in a new brochure by the institute, in a bid to disseminate its research to the public as well as attract companies to license some of the technologies.
Of the 119 technologies, which the brochure showcases as among some of its best, 61, or nearly half, have been licensed or are in use. The second of its kind, the brochure will be released on the occasion of alumni day on Sunday. “Two decades ago we were primarily an undergraduate institution, now we are more of a post-graduate one,” said Rangan Banerjee, dean of research and development at IIT-B. “We believe we are making significant efforts in research and technology, and we want to try and attract our best students towards research. Our role is to help make science and technology, which is necessary for society, be developed and disseminated.”
Those interested in knowing more about the technologies can look out for the web version of the brochure, which will be posted on their site (iitb.ac.in).