REDx-WeSchool

REDx (Rethinking Engineering Design eXecution) is a unique, bottom-up, co-innovation platform designed to solve the most pressing challenges within our communities.

REDx-WeSchool’ is an Innovation Lab at S. P. Mandali’s Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool), is a vibrant ecosystem of Innovation, rolling out new and innovative commercial and citizen-based technologies to create a framework that supports wide-ranging needs of urban populations and corporations. We strive to go beyond known boundaries and disciplines of technology innovation for social impact.

A LIVING LAB FOR INNOVATION TO SOLVE BIG PROBLEMS IN CONTEXT

The focus is to leverage:

  • Imaging and digital technologies, ultra low-cost hardware, mobile platforms and Internet of Things,
  • Design skills like Design Thinking, Design Research,  Design ethnography,  concept prototyping, Design validation, Localisation, Authentic design and Brand Storytelling
  • Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning and Computer Vision to develop tech-enabled innovations

The Lab integrates engineers, scientists, domain experts (doctors, urban planners, civic officials, etc), designers, management experts, entrepreneurs and implementation partners into a robust innovation community.

The Lab was setup in May 2015 at WeSchool (Mumbai) in collaboration with REDx, a peer-to-peer invention platform by Prof. Ramesh Raskar (Associate Professor, P.I. of Camera Culture Group at MIT Media Lab), MIT Emerging Worlds Special Interest Group (SIG) and Tata Trusts.

 

A PROVEN FRAMEWORK FOR INNOVATION

 

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PROJECTS

The projects selected to be developed at REDx-WeSchool are sector-agnostic; proposing unique, disruptive solutions with huge social impact. Our innovations have so far attempted to solve real-life challenges from multiple areas like medical/ healthcare industry, civic issues like urban development & waste management and financial inclusion.

The Lab has been able to achieve significant results in

  • Sustainable, quickly scalable health-monitoring & disease-screening innovations
  • Meticulously designed human-centric products
  • Data analysis and AI algorithms producing actionable insights that address genuine problems impacting billions.

The work has been recognized with multiple publications in top-tier international conferences and journals (IEEE, ACM, SPIE etc), Intellectual property in India (Industrial Design rights, Patents), and as commercial products in our communities (via spinning off Startups, and licensing-out products).

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

 

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Dermato comprises of a mobile phone clip-on and a spectrometer that aims to differentially diagnose skin conditions using fluorescence spectroscopy of skin. While spectrometry is being validated in clinical studies, the mobile clip-on is being extensively used by dermatologists. The hardware is supported by a companion app that allows to capture magnified, high-quality images of skin lesions, annotate, store and access them along with patient data whenever needed.
Intellectual Property rights (design rights and provisional patent) have been secured for the device.
More information at dermato.io.

 

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Aurito is an innovative device to image conditions and infections of the middle ear. It comprises of a mobile-phone compatible (OTG supported) camera that helps in visualizing middle ear and screening for various ear infections. A companion mobile phone application helps practitioners keeping patient records, documenting changes over time and annotate images/ videos of the ear.
Intellectual Property rights (design rights and provisional patent) has been secured for the device.
More information at aurito.com.

 

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Magvue is a portable setup consisting of a mobile clip-on that turns a smartphone into an affordable video magnifier for low vision people and a smartphone mounting stand. Currently, the hardware provides 12.5X optical magnification. It also has a companion mobile application that leverages the computational capabilities of the smartphone and provides additional contrast options along with digital magnification. This project is being done in collaboration with Lotus College of Optometry.
Intellectual Property rights (design rights and provisional patent) have been secured for the device.

 

Urvolution

Urvolution is the study of growth parameters for rapidly-expanding cities. By mapping the changes in buildings, roads, water reservoirs and green cover over time, we aim to come up with scores, actionable insights and predictive measures for urban growth.

 

BetterBins

BetterBins is a range of conscientiously designed Storage artifacts that enables you to store dry waste generated in your space in an elegant, hassle-free manner, thereby promoting segregation of waste into wet waste and dry waste at source.

 

PAST PROJECTS

 

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Apnea Rest Analysis Mask (ARAM) is a wearable device for at-home screening and monitoring of Sleep Apnea. It monitors five most crucial parameters of subject’s sleep that can aid in faster and reliable identification of risks for Sleep Apnea. Validated for its efficiency and user experience, it has been appreciated by the scientific community and accepted to be presented at the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’16).

 

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Cardio24 is a web-platform based screening tool built around continuous ECG monitoring devices (wearables in particular) to screen for cardiovascular diseases. Its algorithm has been validated against the data from gold-standard diagnostic systems. It has been made open-source for the community to use as per their application needs. Analysis algorithm (in Matlab) to label ECG data and detect abnormalities in the signal: github.com/redxlab/cardio24

 

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SenseCam is a real-time camera-based emotion detection system. It is a non-invasive, privacy-preserving system, which will be able to detect facial expressions, HRV (heart rate variability), stress and other human vitals. It can aid Autistic children to learn expressing emotions and needs, and also help monitor patients in hospitals.

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Mentors

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Careers

Acclaimed as one of the fastest transforming B-School, Prin.L.N.Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research is focused towards shaping management professionals who can bring about positive transformation at their work place and the society at large. Ranked among the top 21 B- Schools in India (12th rank in private school in Times of India  B-School) in their Best B-Schools Survey,  the Institute was recently conferred the BMA Best Management Institute of the year award for its contribution to management education. WeSchool is also awarded Autonomy Status for all its University Program.

REDX Innovations Lab, Mumbai is a vibrant ecosystem based on rolling out new and innovative commercial and citizen-based technologies to create a framework to support wide-ranging needs of urban populations and corporations. At REDX you will have access to great mentorship, latest design tools and a great environment of like-minded people with diverse skill sets. You will receive active mentorship from world-class experts and support with state-of-the-art infrastructure (hardware, software and design) like Computing machines, GPU clusters, 3D printers, Laser Cutters and several rapid prototyping tools. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there’s no telling what you could accomplish. Imagine what you could do at REDX!

The roles are for full-time Innovator/Fellow positions at REDX Innovation Lab, WeSchool Mumbai (in collaboration with MIT Emerging Worlds).

The innovators/fellows will work on 1 to 2 years long projects that may result in international publications, patents or corporate licensing, real-world deployments or startups.

As a REDX innovator/fellow you will be responsible for research, design, development and test of ideas that will impact billions.

We invite candidates possessing Bachelors / Masters in Engineering (Electronics / Mechanical / Electrical) with 0-3 years of experience for Innovator position and Ph.D / Post-Doctoral candidates with 0-5 years of experience for Fellow position.

  • Innovator / Fellow (in Electronic / Design)

The innovator/fellows will participate in multidisciplinary research in the design, development, testing and utilization of information processing hardware and/or electrical components, mechanisms, materials, and/or circuitry that would have large scale citizen impact and/or solve real world corporate challenges.

Candidates possessing skills in Rapid prototyping using 3D printers and laser cutters, hardware designing preferred.

  • Innovator/Fellow (in Artificial Intelligence)

The roles are for full-time Innovator/Fellow positions at REDX Innovation Lab, WeSchool Mumbai (in collaboration with MIT Emerging Worlds). The innovator/fellows will be taking up independent as well as collaborative research projects in Artificial Intelligence, that would have large scale citizen impact and/or solve real world corporate challenges with data.

Candidates possessing skills in Rapid prototyping designing, electronic circuit design, microcontroller programming preferred.

Competitive compensation will commensurate with qualification and experience of the candidate. Applicants must upload their resume on Work with us link or email your resume to hrd@welingkar.org or courier the resume with the position applied for super scribed on the envelope and send it to:

Prin.L.N.Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research
L.Napoo Road, Matunga (C.Rly), Mumbai 400 019.
For more details contact Tel.:022-24198300:
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Remanan, Extn.8282
Mr. Mohan Vast Extn.8283
Prof . Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director

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Contact