REDx internships are highly rigorous environments in which focused teams will work with MIT engineers, local doctors, and experienced mentors to develop and deploy breakthrough technologies around the world. This is an excellent opportunity to dive deep into a technology area and has provided teams in the past with an excellent platform for future work on their projects. If you aren’t afraid of critical feedback, work well in teams, and are passionate about seeing your projects from development until deployment, then REDx may be a great place for you. Although we get hundreds of applications each year, we simply cannot take everyone. For this reason and to increase the chances for focused team, MIT is highly selective with applications and interviews. If you have got what it takes, we hope you will apply to work with us.
Coverage from our last event:
This camp’s themes include:
Imaging, Optics,and Spectroscopy
Democratizing scientific optics for broader impact. Spectroscopic and NIR Imaging, Multispectral imaging for ENT, Endoscopic imaging, Retinal Imaging, Gastrointestinal endoscopy.
The power of a scientific instrument in your palm. Apps for health, portable devices, spectroscopy and microscopy on cell phone.
Electrophysiology and Signal Processing
Biosignal analysis and predictive solutions. ECG, ERG/EOG, Heart/lung signal processing.
Welingkar Institute of Management
Students who participate in the camp will have the engage some of the worlds most renowned scientists and doctors in an ongoing collaborative process that will facilitate not only the exchange of ideas but the creation of the future of industry. They will have access to the forefront of rapid prototyping technology, including 3D scanners, 3D printers, cutting edge microcontroller circuitry, and state of the art optics, imagers, and electronics.
Students who volunteer at the event are crucial to making it a reality. Volunteers will help operate prototyping machinery and organize sessions for brainstorming and tutorials. These individuals will be exposed to the same expertise and technologies as the participants and will receive certificates of participation.
MIT Faculty & Doctors
Ramesh Raskar, MIT Media Lab
Ramesh Raskar is an Associate Professor and head of the Lab’s Camera Culture research group. He is leading the global health as well as medical tricorder efforts at MIT supported by the Tata Center for Technology+Design and MIT Media Lab. Recent inventions include cameras to look around a corner, a next-generation CAT-scan machine, and low-cost eye care devices (NETRA) among many others. He is currently co-authoring a book on computational photography.
Head of Innovation and New Ventures, Camera Cultuer Group, MIT Media Lab
John is an innovator, mobilizer, and human super connector. He is the Project Innovator at the Camera Culture Group at the MIT Media Lab and has co-instructed many courses with Professor Raskar. John was a leader of the 2014 Mumbai ReDx Camp and 2014 and 2013 Hyderabad ReDx Camp and brings invaluable experience and insight to the team for the Mumbai 2015 Camp.
Fellow of Tata Center of Tech+Design, Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Media Lab
Anshuman is a optical and materials physicist. He research has spanned across photonics of soft matter to flexible electronics. Currently, he is exploring ways to bring optics, spectroscopy and novel imaging techniques to global health diagnostics.
Rohan PuriBiomedical Engineer and entrepreneur from Techstars Boston. He develops wearable devices for (1) new forms of human computer interaction and (2) low-cost healthcare diagnostics and screenings. Rohan is an iOS and Android developer and has launched 5 successful Android Apps with a combined 20,000+ active users. He mentors startups at Harvard i-Lab, Startup Weekend, Startup Institute, and TechStars Boston.
Maker to the core, with an experience of 2 years working with a leading startup from the MIT media Labs – EyeNetra, making portable eye diagnostic devices. Now pushing the Maker Movement in India via makers asylum. Enjoy’s making furniture, machines and winning at ping pong in his full time.
Fellow of Tata Center of Tech+Design, Graduate Student, MIT Media Lab
Guy is a research assistant at the Camera Culture group at MIT Media Lab. After studying Electrical Engineering and Physics he has background in optics, signal processing and computational photography. His current research involves combining optical and computational techniques for sub-surface imaging.
Shantanu Sinha is currently a graduate student and research assistant at the Media Lab. His interests primarily lie at the confluence of learning-based computer vision, digital signal processing and mechanical design. At MIT, he is developing imaging systems for predictive health diagnostic tools. Prior to joining the Media Lab, as an undergraduate at IIT Bombay, he worked on projects ranging from vision-based camera motion estimation and neuromorphic face identification to modeling of the industrial processes involved in prosthetic limb design.
Tristan Swedish is a Technical Assistant in the Camera Culture Group. He has an interest in refactoring hardware, imaging systems, and the algorithms that turn unstructured measurements into useful information. He received a degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics at Northeastern University, where he created computational models of light propagation in lung tissue and worked on an optical device to measure the biomechanics of the cornea. Tristan has also worked at BBN Technologies on a project to detect signals in non-stationary environments and more efficient solutions to inverse problems in shock wave propagation.
Hyunsung is postdoctoral associate in the Camera Culture group. He is interested in developing new camera modules. Before coming to MIT, he received PhD in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University and MS/BS in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University.
Dr. Pratik Shah, a scientist at MIT Media Lab, works at the intersection of nanotechnology, imaging, low-cost diagnostics, entrepreneurship and scalable solutions for improving human health. He is leading the health and technology efforts run by the REDx team from the Camera Culture Group and an oral health-imaging program at the MIT Media Lab. Pratik is the recipient of a national award from the American Society for Microbiology, as well as an independent fellowship award from Massachusetts General Hospital.He has scientific expertise in imaging, low-cost diagnostics, new healthcare technologies and high-throughput approaches; including next-generation sequencing, digital gene expression technology, proteomics and metabolomics. Pratik holds a BS, MS and a PhD in Microbiology and completed fellowship training at The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Maulik Majmudar, MGH and Harvard
Dr. Maulik Majmudar is Associate Director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab and a practicing cardiologist in the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Majmudar attended Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Cardiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also holds a patent and has had several publications in high-impact journals.
Dr. Sriram Nene
Group Director of WeSchool. His passion for leadership, design thinking & innovation has helped transform his Alma Mater be it through launching of pioneering initiatives by way of academic programs, establishing partnerships with Universities/organizations across the globe while connecting across communities ranging from Corporate India to Rural India. Beyond his leadership role at WeSchool, Dr Salunkhe is actively associated with universities and educational authorities both at the national and international level to improve the quality of management education. Dr. Salunkhe is an Eisenhower Fellow and recipient of several awards and accolades.
MJ Jouttenus’ passion is to experiment with technology in education. Her earlier work includes technology in the classroom to facilitate language acquisition for adults with limited formal education. As a contrast, she has taught English language using traditional methods for several years, both in the United States and abroad, and has a master’s degree in education. She also has entrepreneurial experience in music instruction.
Dr. Rao Prabhala, Harvard Medical School
Instructor in Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Rao Prabhala, PhD is a tumor immunologist, infectious disease expert and instructor at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Prabhala conducts research monitoring immune function in cancer patients using rapid multiplex technologies at the DFCI. He has also taught infectious disease courses to medical students. He has over 36 years of experience in various diagnostic methods for infectious diseases and types of cancer.
Dr. Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Harvard Medical School
Instructor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neuroscience, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Ugwuji Maduekwe, CHA and Harvard
Ugwuji Maduekwe MD, MMSc is a surgical oncologist and general surgeon at the Cambridge Health Alliance, as well as an Instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Maduekwe is highly experienced in general surgery, minimally invasive surgical oncology. She has participated in the MIT workshops leading up to the Mumbai workshop, and has helped to develop novel mobile diagnostic sensors.
Dr. Paulo Schor, Paulista School of Medicine -UNIFESP (Brazil) Dr. Paulo Schor is a Tenured Professor of Medicine and Ophthalmic Technology at EPM-UNIFESP where he also acts as the Vice Director. He holds an additional appointment as Professor of the Post-graduation course of Ophthalmology and Health Informatics at EPM-UNIFES. He received his MD in 1989, Masters in Ophthalmology in 1995 and PhD in Science in 1997.
Dr. Ellen Weinberg, CHA and Harvard
Dr. Weinberg is currently the Division Chief for Otolaryngology/Allergy at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge Mass. She is a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical school and a Fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Prior to moving to the Boston area she spent almost two decades in private practice in a rural area in Western NY. Dr. Weinberg will lead the Rethinking Diagnostics group on ear diagnostics.
Dr. Jim Patalano, CHA and Assistant Professor, Harvard U.
Vincent James Patalano II, MD (Jim) is the Chief of Ophthalmology at the Cambridge Health Alliance in the Greater Boston area, specializing in cataract surgery. He is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard and regularly instructs ophthalmology residents in the steps of ophthalmic surgery.
Pete Bell, Entrepreneur
Pete Bell is the cofounder of Endeca, a pioneering enterprise search and business intelligence company, which was acquired by Oracle in 2011 for more than $1 Billion. At the time, it was Oracle’s largest acquisition of a private company. Bell writes and speaks frequently about both entrepreneurship and information science.
Dr. John MacDonald, MIT Sloan
John is a family doctor and MBA candidate at MIT Sloan with a particular interest in health technology and innovative health services delivery in low resource settings. He is a licensed Canadian physician, having recently completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Toronto. He served as a foudning member of the Toronto Health Organization Performance Evaluation (T-HOPE) research group focusing on evaluating health programs in the developing world.
Dr. Teppo Jouttenus, edX
Teppo Jouttenus has been an advisor for several start-up projects in ed tech and has a passion for education innovation. He works as a program manager at edX, a not-for-profit enterprise founded by Harvard and MIT that is focused on transforming online and on-campus learning. He collaborates with professors to improve teaching and learning through rapid experimentation. Teppo graduated from MIT with a PhD in particle physics.
Bruce Hecht, Analog Devices
Bruce Hecht is an electrical engineer building precision devices, circuits, and systems for portable health monitoring, digital X-ray and CT imagers, and high-speed instrumentation. Bruce is an active leader with the IEEE, has served as the Chair of the IEEE Boston Section, and with the IEEE Life Sciences at the intersection of engineering, medicine, and biology.
Clinical and Entrepreneurial Advisors
This event is part of a broader initiative, with the MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design, to further the dissemination of design concepts and technologies which are relevant to global societal challenges and needs. Participants in this camp have the opportunity to work on some of the greatest opportunities for innovation in vision with the guidance of faculty and researchers from one of the worlds foremost centers for technology and design.
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