About the workshop
LVPEI Center for Innovation and MIT (Massachusetts) in sponsorship from MIT-India (Massachusetts) and L V Prasad Eye Institute (Hyderabad) are holding a three-day workshop in Hyderabad to allow design and engineering students to directly collaborate with people who have visual disabilities and examine problems and identify solutions. During this workshop participants will work with focus groups, rehabilitation experts and professionals from various domains to ideate and rapid prototype.
The workshop will be mentored by Dr. Kyle Keane, Lecturer and Research Scientist from MIT, who specializes in computational materials science, human-centered design, and engineering technology that helps people with disabilities, with Dr. Beula Christy, head of Centre for Rehabilitation of Blind and Visually Impaired at LVPEI. The workshop will be co mentored by the other MIT faculty and team from LVPEI Center for Innovation.
What is humanistic co-design ?
Humanistic Co-design nurtures the thought of including the motivations of the user while building solutions for them. The process begins through holistic connections with people without a design/engineering agenda and concrete designs are allowed to reveal themselves through our intrinsic humanity and desire to be of service.
Three day Workshop Agenda
A Lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. I teach computational materials science, human-centered design, and engineering technology that helps people with disabilities. I direct an undergraduate research group called the Interactive Materials Education Laboratory (IMEL) where students use technology and computation to make science more tangible and creatively engaging.
Dr Beula Chirsty
Head, Dr PRK Prasad Centre for Rehabilitation of Blind and Visually Impaired and Meera and L B Deshpande Centre for Sight Enhancement. She is PhD in vision science from University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, has trained international agencies like Bartimeus and Perkins on early intervention of those with multiple handicaps.
Raghu is the Principal Investigator for the pipeline of products and solutions being created in the Center for Technology, Center for Ophthalmic Engineering and Center for Regenerative Medicine.
An Industrial Designer at LVPEI Center for Innovation. He practices Concept Building, Design Research and Human Centered Design, with the focus on building democratic and accessible solutions.
Sandeep is a Mechie who is an innovation-technology enthusiast, with an inclination towards impact design. His interests lie in scalable technologies and frugal innovations. Currently he is working in the areas of imaging systems, product design and innovation in healthcare.
Experienced Special Education Teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the Professional Training industry. Skilled in Special Education Teaching and training. Strong education professional graduated from National Institute for the Visually Handicapped Regional Centre, (Spl. Edu). also from Osmania university.
Juhi is a biomedical engineer, with a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree from SASTRA University. Her primary interest is designing and prototyping wearable/portable medical technologies for post-operative and post-discharge patient monitoring. She leads application of virtual and augmented reality in medical screening and education here at LVPEI.
Koteswararao is presently embedded applications engineer at the LVPEI Center for Innovation, developing interface systems and applications. He is an electronics graduate form VIT Chennai and his interests are in image processing and 3-D Computational systems.
Dr Anthony Vipin Das
Clinical Director, LVPEI Center for Innovation and Consultant Ophthalmologist, LVPEI Dr Vipin is best known for building the eyeSmart EMR, an award-winning Electronic Medical Record and Hospital Management system which is operational across the entire LVPEI network. He's been named among the top 35 innovators under 35 years in the world on the 2012 list by MIT. He is a TED senior fellow.
Staff and Student participation from LVPEI
TV Aishwarya- Advisor, Assistive Tech
B Mohan- Advisor, Assistive Tech
N Pavani - Technology Advisor, Assistive Tech
Deepak Kumar Bagga- Low Vision Consultant
Mojjada Mahalakshmi - Rehabilitation Consultant
Sarita- Student, IVR
Karthik Bhushan - Early Intervention Therapist
Ravindra Reddy - Team lead, Coordinator
Dorathy P - Team lead, Coordinator
Center for Innovation
Divyank Yerravarapu - Fellow- Mechatronics-
Mounika Pasavula- Fellow- Mechanical Design
Nabeel Quadri- Design- User Interaction
Nareen- Computer Science, Prediction
Rushab Kataria- Intern-User Experience Designer
Parth Batavia- Intern- Industrial Designer
staff and Student participants from MIT
Anna Musser – Co-teacher
Daavid Vaanaanen - TA
Abhinav Gandhi - TA
Mark Vrablic - Senior in Electrical Engineering - Electronics
Pooja Reddy - Junior Materials Science - Materials and Computing
Thanh Nha Nguyen - Senior in Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Design
Yiran He - Junior in Materials Science - Prototyping and Communication
Lauren Cooper - Sophomore in Materials Science - Human Rights
Priyanka Ray Barua - 1st year Grad Student in Design and Management
Vivian Song - Senior in Materials Science - Squishy Things
Autumn Geil - Sophomore in Materials Science - Medical Applications
Dextina Booker - 2nd year Grad Student in Design and Management - Aesthetics and More
Vivek Miglani - Senior/Grad Student in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science - Jack of All Trades
Agni Kumar - Junior in Computer Science
Pramoda Karnati -
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