A part of The Sona Group, Sona College of Technology’s innovation for specially-abled women was featured in India Education Diary.com.
“Sona College’s Fashion Technology Team Earns Patent for Sewing Machine for People with Special Needs,” features India Education Diary.com. Mr. Chocko Valliappa, MD of The Sona Group, shared about the innovation of the researchers at Sona College of Technology to help the specially-abled women.
Mr. Chocko Valliappa says, “Researchers from the Fashion Technology department of Sona College were challenged by us to develop or modify a sewing machine that addressed the employability handicap that stares in the face of specially-abled persons. The team came up with a technical modification and trained and certified over a hundred women on the modified sewing machine operation. A few women are already making a living using these machines.” The sewing machines are generally best operated with a foot pedal. The foot pedal model and operating mechanism are not the right options for people with lower limbic disabilities. Sona College of Technology’s students has done a great contribution to the lives of these people.