|About Assisitve Technology Lab|
The Assistive Technology Lab (ATL) in Padmasri Dr. B. V. Raju Institute of Technology (BVRIT), Narsapur, Medak dist, Andhra Pradesh which is in collaboration with UMass, Lowell is a part of Sri Vishnu Educational Society and is a vision of Mr. K. V. Vishnu Raju, the Chairman of BVRIT, to utilize the skills of every engineering department of the college for the development of Assistive Technology.
During his visit to many universities in the United States, one thing that ignited his mind was the Assistive Technology Program at University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Assitive Technology Lab in BVRIT is thus a result of his progressive thinking, which paved the way for a MOU between the University of Massachusetts and BVRIT. He initiated the program by inviting Professor Alan Rux, founder of the Assistive Technology Program at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA to BVRIT.
The Chairman of SVES found a suitable person our Principal (BVRIT), Col.T.S.Surendra, to coordinate Prof.Rux's program in India at both our Engineering Colleges (at Narsapur and Bhimavaram). Prof.Rux conducted a workshop on "Assistive Technology" from 6 - 21 August, 2009.
Assistive Technology Lab works for a very unique and a noble cause of designing projects by the students of BVRIT to benefit the differently-abled. This is a small but definite step to mainstream people with disabilities into society.
Assistive Technology Lab at BVRIT is setup in a very peaceful and ambient atmosphere with high end personal computers with Internet connectivity and sophisticated electronic components like CRO, RPS, micro-controllers and also imported electronic components that are unavailable in India, thus ensuring high productivity. According to Prof. Alan Rux, engineering students all over the world should be encouraged to undertake various projects in the field of Assistive Technology and make its impact felt