Piyush Chanana – Neilom Fellow
Piyush Chanana has been an integral part of Assistive Technology Lab at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, held various research positions and played a central role in research, development and dissemination of multiple assistive technology solutions for the persons with blindness since 2012.
He has been catalytic in creating new models and pathways of engagement with community, industry and dissemination of Assistive Technology and contributed significantly towards creation of an ecosystem, conducive for user driven research by bringing together researchers, industry partners, user organizations as well as users.
He has completed his PhD in Assistive Technologies from IIT Delhi. He is also a co-recipient of national award for the best applied research/ product aimed at improving the life of persons with disabilities and a Co-founder of a social enterprise “Raised Lines Foundation”, focused on creating user centric, affordable and holistic AT solutions for education for persons with blindness.
Prior to joining IIT, he worked as an Assistant Professor at Bharti Vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering, New Delhi for 6 years, during which he was involved in teaching and research in the field of Embedded Systems and Digital design.
Connect with Piyush Chanana on his LinkedIn page.