MoU singed to develop assistive technology in Pakistan

Education Reporter

PESHAWAR: A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Paraplegic Center Peshawar (PCP) and the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar here on Wednesday.

The MoU is aimed to strengthen research in the development of assistive technology through academia-industry linkage. The Chief Executive, PCP, Dr Syed Muhammad Ilyas and Dean, Faculty of Mechanical, Industrial and Chemical Engineering, UET, Prof Dr Sahar Noor signed the document in the presence of senior officials of PCP and UET.

Prof Sahar Noor expressed his satisfaction over the fact that PCP was a well reputed organization of its kind in Pakistan and UET Peshawar would leave no stone unturned to do applied research in the mentioned area as part of its policy for knowledge exchange and technology transfer.

Dr Syed Muhammad Ilyas stated that the initiative was a milestone achieved in providing essential assistance to the mobility-impaired patients or people with physical disabilities in Pakistan and beyond, and added that SMaCT wheel chair, manufactured successfully by the PCP was only possible with the help of precise designing done by the experts of UET.

He appreciated Prof Sahar Noor and his team for taking up such a noble cause, and continued that PCP was in the process of manufacturing the active wheel chair for many years but had faced multiple problems on its adaptability, precision and compactness aspects.

“It is a proof that both the Paraplegic Center Peshawar and the UET Peshawar are committed to enhance the life quality of disabled people through customized assistive devices,” Dr Ilyas further stated on the occasion.

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