Grasp Bionics Pvt. Ltd.


  • Name of the Startup: Grasp Bionics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Incubated at:

Society for Innovation and Development (SID), Indian Institute of Science(IISc)

  • Founder(s): Vinay V & Nilesh Walke
  • Team strength: 5
  • Current Status: Product under testing, Product launch by Dec 2019
  • Year of enrollment: 2019
  • Technology Domain/Sector: Bionics and Rehabilitation

· Notable Achievements:

  • Brief profile (Including product details):

We are makers of Bionic devices based out of Bangalore, India. With a Vision to drive in positive change in the lives of people by providing appropriate and affordable solutions to give the user a life changing experience.

Our Product PURAK is wearable prosthetic arm with technology which enables the user

i. To apply variable force on the object being held

ii. To get to feel how hard the object is being held

iii. To control the prosthetic hand intuitively through its Control band

PURAK uses myo-mechanical based sensor for capturing the user’s intention to operate the hand. The intuitive mode of control makes it quicker for the user to learn and control the prosthesis. Our test results have proven that all the users start using the device within 20 min from the device introduction.


Founders Profile

Vinay V has over 11 years of industrial experience and has worked for top multinational engineering companies in the country. In his earlier roles, he setup, established and led Industrial design department at Larsen & Toubro with a mission of creating a unique brand identity to its construction equipment range of products. His contributions bagged the company with many design awards.

Vinay is a post graduate in Design from the Indian Institute of Science, and has an engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering

Nilesh Walke has worked for 4 years in aviation industry and has 3 years of research experience as project scientist. He has many technology patents under his name. His technological innovations have paved the way for the company he worked for to develop Technology Program to promote the innovations across the organization. Alongside he brings in expertise in product testing and Validation.

Nilesh Walke holds an engineering degree from Mumbai University and has master’s in design from Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.


  • USP/Uniqueness:

o Less than 20 min of training time against weeks of training in other similar devices

o Weighs less than 650 g

o Affordable

o Made in India for Indian operating conditions


  • Capital raised/Revenue generated : NA
  • Awards and accolades : Pre-incorporation project was awarded Wellcome Trust (UK) grant for Affordable health care in India.
  • IP Generated (if any): Indian patent application bearing no: 1554/CHE/2013
  • Contact details

o Address : Grasp Bionics, Innovation Centre, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore - 560012

o Website : www.graspbionics .com

o Email address : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact number :

95351 45516 , 95351 46004 , 95660 10452

Additional Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • City: Bangaluru
  • Select Domain: Bionics and Rehabilitation
  • Incubation Centres: Indian Institute of Science,Bengaluru
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