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Mumbai Mirror

 “Engg students build low-cost diagnostic tool for Sleep Apnea” 


This camp’s themes include:

  • Computer Vision & Machine Learning
    Using big data and visual computing methods to do predictive analyses, monitor patients, and automate diagnoses

  • Imaging, Optics,and Spectroscopy
    Democratizing scientific optics for broader impact. Spectroscopic and NIR Imaging, Multispectral imaging for ENT, Endoscopic imaging, Retinal Imaging, Gastrointestinal endoscopy.

  • Mobile Health
    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.


Victor Menezes Convention Centre, IIT Bombay





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.








ReDx Team

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.

 John Werner
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.


Dr. Rajiv Gupta, MGH and Harvard U.
Rajiv Gupta, MD, PhD is a Neuro and Cardiac Radiologist at Mass. General Hospital in Boston. At MGH, he is also the Site Miner for the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technologies. Gupta’s research is focused on development and clinical applications of Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Gupta is also intimately involved in clinical work and the education of residents, fellows and medical students in the department.

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 is an active member of the healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship community, with a specific interest in technology-enabled healthcare innovation. He currently serves as a medical advisor to two venture-backed startups. 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.

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Maggie Church
As Administrative Assistant, Maggie oversees day- to-day operations and supports PI Ramesh Raskar.  Maggie began her career in museum administration.  She has worked at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon and the Herreshoff Marine Museum / America’s Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol, Rhode Island.


MIT Instructors

Anshuman Das
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 Puri
Biomedical 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.

IMG_1150Vaibhav Chhabra
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.

Achuta Kadambi
PhD Candidate, MIT Media Lab
Achuta works on computational image capture and inference. His research involves a fusion of numerical methods and analysis applied to inverse problems in imaging.


Guy Satat
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.

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 2.58.46 PMShantanu Sinha
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.

salman_headshot_indiaSalman Naqvi
Salman is a Project Assistant at the Camera Culture group who is interested in solving inverse problems arising in computational imaging, machine vision and learning. Salman completed his graduate work in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University where he developed expertise in digital signal and image processing and algorithm development. His graduate research focused on investigating adaptive filtering, learning based inference, and statistical analysis techniques to mine large datasets acquired from a variety of passive sensors for geophysical applications.

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Tristan Swedish
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.

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 3.11.12 PMHyunsung Park
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.


Krishna Rastogi
Krishna is an undergraduate student in biotechnology. Has been a part of hyderabad and LVP-MITRA workshop. He is multitalented in different domains and have done several projects in field of Mechanical, Electronics,Environmental and Healthcare. His curiosity and hands on experience on different things motivates him to research, design and test innovative prototypes.

manasiManasi Vartak
PhD Candidate, MIT CSAIL
Manasi is a graduate student in the Database Group at CSAIL. Her research interests lie in the analysis, storage and processing of large scale data, particularly, real time sensor data. Her previous work has spanned applied machine learning and database systems including dynamic ad targeting, real-time data analysis tools, recommendation systems, and techniques to correlate diet with medical symptoms.

paulsen-lauraLaura Paulsen
Laura is a current MIT Sloan MBA candidate with a focus in entrepreneurship and healthcare. Prior to Sloan, she graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a BS degree in biomedical engineering in 2010 and received her MS also in biomedical engineering from Duke University in 2011. Throughout her schooling, she helped design and develop several medical devices and participated in many national business plan competitions. She also conducted clinical research all over the world, including in Belgium and China as well as at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. In her free time Laura is an avid runner and has qualified for the 2016 US Olympic Trials in the marathon.

Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 10.42.26 PMMarie Noland
Although born in Russia, Marie grew up in Canada where she completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Ottawa. She went on to complete a Medial Doctorate in 2012. After graduating from medical school, she moved to the beautiful maritimes to pursue residency training in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at Dalhousie University. Marie decided to take a year in between her residency to study education and pursue a Masters degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her passion for arts and innovation has fuelled her continued interest in plastic surgery and technology. In 2014, she served as a clinical mentor for Engineering Health class at MIT’s Media Lab where together they created a skin diagnostic device using spectroscopy.


Clinical and Entrepreneurial Advisors

Dr. Sriram Nene
Cardiothoracic surgeon


Vishal Gondal.jpgVishal Gondal 
Indian entrepreneur and angel investor, best known as the founder and CEO of Indiagames He was the managing director, DisneyUTV Digital, The Walt Disney Company India Pvt. Ltd.



Dr. Salunkhe
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
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. Schor has published 102 full papers, over 200 meeting communications, 22 book chapters, 20 technological developments, holds 5 patents and received 5 awards. He has interacted with 182 collaborators in peer-reviewed research. His key areas of interest include Surgical Optics (in Cataract and Refractive Surgery), Physiological Optics (Basis, Surgical and Diagnostic Equipment), Surgical Instrumentation and Teaching. Dr. Schor has mentored 12 PhD theses, 3 maseters and 12 undergraduate student monographies, and has participated in the training of over 70 surgical fellows in the field of refractive surgery.

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.



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.

What it’s like





Hosting former President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam.


Hosting former President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam.


Ratan Tata with one of the prototypes developed at the Tata Center for Technology+Design and MIT