GadgEon Smart Systems Pvt Ltd., Kochi, an end-to-end IoT Solution development company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad to conduct joint R&D in Assistive and Rehabilitation technology. GadgEon will work with IIT Palakkad researchers in developing assistive and rehabilitation technology devices as part of IIT Palakkad’s ‘Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology Programme’ with Institute for Communicative and Cognitive Neuro Science (ICCONS, an autonomous institute supported by the Govt. of Kerala), Shoranur, Kerala. GadgEon will provide IIT Palakkad a research grant to employ two Research Associates for a period of 2 years to work on the ‘Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology Programme’. The company will also provide necessary technology development support. IIT Palakkad will provide the R&D expertise for the above programme and work with the engineers of GadgEon and the Research Associates for developing low cost assistive and rehabilitation technology devices targeting patients suffering from cerebral palsy, autism, speech impairment and stroke. Further, GadgEon and IIT Palakkad will collaborate on relevant project proposals submitted by IIT Palakkad for research grants from government funding agencies as well as on internship of B. Tech students and suitable B. Tech Projects.