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.

We focus on what makes solutions sustainable: Co-Design

Three day Workshop Agenda

Orientation on Humanistic Co-Design    Focus group discussion    Co-design workshop    Team formation.

Orientation on Humanistic Co-Design

Focus group discussion

Co-design workshop

Team formation.

Workshop

Concept building

Prototype building

Concept realization

Project Submissions    Staff discuss submissions    Lightning talks from each team    Official feedback and acknowledgements    Closing on Half day

Project Submissions

Staff discuss submissions

Lightning talks from each team

Official feedback and acknowledgements

Closing on Half day

Workshop Mentors

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Kyle Keane

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.

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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.

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Raghu Gullapalli

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.

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Ashish Jain

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.

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Sandeep Vempati

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.

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Srinath Reddy

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.

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Juhi Baskar

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.

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Koteswararao Chilakala

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.

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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

Vision Rehabilitation

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

Staff

Anna Musser – Co-teacher

Daavid Vaanaanen - TA

Abhinav Gandhi - TA

Students

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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