IDEAS Alumni Profile: TILT

In April of last year, members of the MIT community gathered virtually to celebrate the 19th annual IDEAS Awards presented by the PKG Center for Public Service. IDEAS is MIT’s social innovation challenge and has been bringing MIT students together with mentors from industry, academia, and community organizations to tackle pressing social and environmental issues through innovation.

One of the recipients of the IDEAS juried grants was the TILT project: a low-cost wheelchair attachment that allows assistants to pull wheelchair users and their wheelchairs up and down stairs more easily and safely in areas that lack accessibility infrastructure.

MIT India interviewed the TILT team to learn more about their experience developing the project. Read about it here!


The 2021 IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge Awards is happening on Sunday, April 25th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET. Click here to RSVP for the virtual event!

Click here to view this year’s finalists and vote for your favorite team! The team with the most votes wins a “Crowd Favorite” award that will support the implementation of their project.


Tags: Health, IDEAS, IDEAS 2020, IDEAS Alumni Profiles


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