IID’s third semester concluded with a collage of projects aimed towards the future, detailed with the intricacies of our present environment. It was held in collaboration with Toshiba’s project ‘Lifenology’, which strives to touch ‘lives’ of billions of people in India through their ‘technology’. Boundless as we were in terms of thinking the infinite possibility and jumps in the time leap in terms of futuristic technology interventions we remained subtle and sensible towards the people we were catering to and most importantly, why we are catering to them. The objective was to outline a smart community for our country, India.
The topic given to us is as essential for people as life itself, i.e. Healthcare. Initially we went on to understand about our country itself, the people, its demographics, the mental model, the system, and where all does healthcare echo around in our daily lives. We ended up selecting different topics with a range of healthcare segments in it like Prevention of diseases, maintenance of health and management of patients. Where majority handled the vast healthcare segment in India, we also tried to touch a crucial topic of road safety as well. Where India still lags behind in the understanding the road essentials, a good communication between the road users becomes very important.
Have a look at some of our projects touching different aspects of life.
1. Writeasy – A Smart Prescription
by Deepika Sahai | Kavita Panwar
The object is to explore a medium which would solve the existing prescription reading and understanding problems and history maintenance gap faced by Doctors, Patients, and Pharmacists and enhance the overall user experience.
2.Mobilization of Ante-Natal Checkups
By Lalit Chaudhari | Mrinmayi Vartak
A kit designed for ASHAs to assist them in conducting Ante-Natal checkups at the household level in rural and semi-urban areas.
3. LifePrint – Rapid Disease Detection system
By Agrima Nagar | Satabdi Biswas
LifePrint is a system which helps in rapid detection of diseases and mass surveillance of communicable disease throughout the country and prevents any possibility of any kind disease outbreak
4. Kshema: Communication Design for Rural Health
By Sindhu MS | Sindhu S Rao
The objective is to provide communication design in the form of information architecture for data exchange among health worker and doctors which in turn provides better rural healthcare.
5. Zhei – Smart eyewear for patients with Alzheimer’s
By Nikhil Chandrashekhar | Shivani Goel
Designing an assistive device for people suffering from mild to moderate Alzheimer’s
disease, and empower their caretakers with an efficient means of providing remote
6. Medbay: Smart Clinics
By Manali Thorat | Sachin James
To help facilitate efficiency of clinics by making the entire check-up procedure quicker and smarter for both patient and doctor. Something which is Instrument Interconnected, and Intelligent.
7. Advanced Signage System
By Aatur Harsh | Atul Kumar
Our solution tries to figure out how design and technology, combined together, could intervene and bring a positive change in behavioral aspect of people towards awareness of signage in India. This solution is based on the communication between the signage and the 4-wheeler driver’s, through the help of technology.
All in all, after researching about such systems in India we got to understand the core needs and a better picture of the our country. Our intervention towards these systems made us realize that how important it is to balance technology and people together. Where there is an immense need to lead India towards a new technological era we also need to take care that we should lend a soft hand towards understanding their state before.