About Us

Embedded Interaction Lab (EI Lab) is committed to developing creative and conscientious contributions aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the areas of ICT for Development (ICTD), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Design Thinking, Problem-based Learning (PBL), Creativity and Sustainability. It is located at the Department of Design (DoD), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, mentored by Dr Keyur Sorathia and Dr Shakuntala Acharya. EI Lab began as an applied research facility focusing on input methods in Virtual Reality (VR) and flexible devices, aimed for supporting rural healthcare and education, and continues to be a forerunner in this space.

Our Vision

Over the years, it has grown and aspires to grow into a melting pot for innovative minds with a solid commitment to developing socially responsive, technologically trailblazing, sustainable solutions grounded in rigorous research with a human-centred approach. We strive towards supporting several SDGs, namely, Good health and well-being (SDG 3), Quality education (SDG 4), Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11) and Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12), through research, projects and products that have local impact and global reach.


We are excited to have collaborated with esteemed industry partners, such as Samsung Research India, Bangalore (SRIB), Nokia, Microsoft Research India, P&G Research Belgium, IBM Research Labs India, and have received generous support from various government functionaries, including IMPRINT, MHRD, ICMR, Govt. of Assam, NHM and DST, as well as WHO. We also nurture academic and research cooperation with several universities abroad, such as JAIST in Japan, the University of Tampere and Aalto University in Finland, and TU Delft in the Netherlands

Current Collaborations

Academic collaborations

Past collaborations