Hi, I am Tigi. I am a Product Designer with a Bachelor in Design from IIT Guwahati, India and a M.Sc. with cum laude from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. I have worked as a Researcher in the field of Soft Robotics at EPFL, Switzerland and before coming for my PhD at UCL I was a Guest Faculty at the Department of Design in IIT Delhi, India, teaching Product Design and mentoring Master projects.
My interest lies in designing and developing effective products and technologies with people with disabilities. I have some experience in doing so through multiple assistive technological innovations and research projects in partnership with disability organisations and healthcare centres such as AIIMS, ICRC, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, IIT Madras & IIT Delhi.
My research at UCLIC touches upon provision of appropriate assistive technologies to all, understanding the relationship of the technology with the user to prevent abandonment and positive design towards its acceptance in the society.