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Technology & Independence

This is a guest post by Neenu Kewlani, Miss Wheelchair India (2013) I got polio when I was 9 months old. Subsequently, I developed scoliosis too. This restricted my mobility totally. I am dependent on others for my day to day needs. Whether it was my education or career I had to take total assistance to go everywhere. During childhood & later in teens it was still manageable for my parents & my live-in carer to support me physically. Now with passing years and age, it is becoming difficult to manage. Within my house, I use a manual shower chair for my [...]

By |2018-05-17T13:37:52+00:00June 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

ARCATRON – A debut on wheels!

History of Arcatron Mobility Four years ago in 2011, four passionate engineers of NITC teamed up to enter an event called “Design for Disabled” at Aavishkar ‘11. They stood first with their design of a mobility device. From thereon, it was a matter of time, before we took this initiative forward, to make technology the best caregiver in the form of Arcatron Mobility Private Limited. The name “Arcatron” alludes to ‘accelerating wheels’ and is a not-so-subtle nod to the Ark of Moses which possessed unlimited power. At Arcatron, we firmly believe that the present [...]

By |2018-05-15T19:25:39+00:00June 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Why is Arcatron Building a Shower Wheelchair?

One of the biggest challenges in the day-to-day life of people who need locomotive assistance revolves around washrooms. The need for good shower wheelchair The problems they face commonly range around:- Physically getting into the bathroom. Risk of injuries due to slipping in the bathroom. Difficulty in getting on or off the toilet seat. Lack of availability of practical support or assistance with hygiene. Lack of availability of appropriate equipment/aids/adaptations, etc. The fundamental objective of the product design is fairly simple, i.e. to enable the user to bathe and use the toilet safely and if possible, independently, without much [...]

By |2018-05-18T11:03:54+00:00June 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|5 Comments

Healthcare for the Elderly – A Monumental Challenge

Our elderly population in India is one of the fastest growing in the world. Currently, at 110 million, India has the second largest population of ageing citizens and this number is projected to reach 158.7 million by 2025. It’s expected, by 2050, that it will surpass the population of children below 14 years. An analysis of morbidity patterns by age clearly indicates that the elderly experience a greater burden of ailments compared to other age groups, with the most frequent illnesses being cardiovascular illnesses, circulatory diseases, and cancers. In future healthcare for the elderly population will be a big [...]

By |2018-05-18T15:09:41+00:00June 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments