Disabled people tend to shut themselves out from the outside world. Plagued with inadequacies of living a life without dependences their propensity to rely on others for everything leads them into depression. This is where assistive technology for the disabled comes into the picture. There are a lot of companies that have new products that enhance how the disabled walk, talk, hear, speak and live. There’s definitely hope for the disabled with new technological advancements. It is just a matter of time before technology negates the effects of disabilities.
A technology company based in Bangalore called MindTree has is bringing assistive technology products for the disabled. The important thing is the pricing. MindTree is focusing on affordability of the products considering that third-world countries might not take to highly priced assistive technological products for the disabled.
MindTree calls this the affordable assistive technology solution. Taking into account the assistive needs of people with varied disabilities, the assistive technology will cover disabilities like cerebral palsy, and musculo-skeletal conditions. A total of twenty one assistive technologies are being worked out, out of which a dozen or more of them have passed the initial evaluations.
The technology will be priced from anywhere between twenty three dollar and two hundred and fifty dollars. Now the company is focusing on third-world countries. Since this company is in India, the Indian market is the one it is planning to target. India is a developing nation, with a lot of market potential in assistive technology products. Considering the fact that a price-sensitive country like India will repel expensive products, the company is now going the affordable pricing way. It is seeking to run-up a lot of revenue, which will eventually result in profits. Given that India is more than a billion people strong, the projected revenue can be staggering.
In the western world, assistive technology is a half-a-century concept. But in India, things like these are being brought to the front only now.