Soften (Social Forum to Enable the Needy), the body of volunteers from Infosys Mysuru, India, has always been sensitive to the differently abled, and for six years now, has partnered with local non-profits to secure funds for and donate artificial limbs to those in need but economically constrained. Most recently, in early 2016, Soften donated over 140 artificial limbs.
Speaking at the event organized to facilitate the distribution, Shaji Mathew, head of the Infosys development center, Mysuru, highlighted the great advances humanity has made in the field of artificial intelligence and how artificial limbs can now be engineered to respond to instructions from the human body. In fact, Infosys is investing significantly in learning and research in the domains of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Infosys volunteer, M Avinash Puranik, efficiently coordinated this program in tandem with several colleagues who made generous contributions in terms of resources and time.