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Posted on  15-07-2021



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Posted on  09-07-2021



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Posted on  24-06-2021



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Posted on  15-06-2021

Registration link : https://incubator.cpdm.iisc.ac.in/cpdmed-medtech-startup-journey/

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Posted on  05-06-2021



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Posted on  16-04-2021



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Posted on  09-04-2021



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Posted on  15-03-2021



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Posted on  09-03-2021



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Posted on  26-02-2021

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Posted on  22-02-2021

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Posted on  08-02-2021



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Webinar

Posted on  05-02-2021

The challenges in availability of oxygen supplies in remote places and overwhelming situation raises in hospitals due to COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we have developed a low-cost oxygen concentrator system which was designed and fabricate using indigenous components. Generation and availability of oxygen source at point-of-care, where cylinders and other centrally distributed systems are unavailable is very important. Even if oxygen supplies are available at the hospitals, because of overcrowding as a result of pandemic situation will create stress on the system. In addition, not all patients require complete ventilator systems, some require just health vital monitoring and supply of oxygen at various percentages. Having a reliable oxygen supply is necessary for the care of these kinds of patients to improve the probability of survival during such a pandemic outbreak. In this talk, I will take you through the process of design, conceptualization, fabrication and product engineering of the system.

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Facebook Award

Posted on  27-01-2021

Dr Pradipta Biswas and Prof Yogesh Simmhan are awarded a $75000 grant from Facebook Reality Labs for their proposal on Privacy-respecting AR/VR to Enable Differently Abled in Multi-Cultural Societies. The proposal was in response to Faceboof RfP on Responsible Innovation in AR/VR https://tinyurl.com/y4lsx6ja                                                and less than 10 researchers were awarded worldwide. The proposed project will take forward Dr Biswas' research on AR/VR based Assistive Technology and Human Robot Interaction https://tinyurl.com/yxbmhlbz                                                      and Prof Simmhan's research on video analytics https://bit.ly/2YblYEL                                       . They will investigate present issues with widespread adoption of AR VR technology, in particular among people with different range of abilities in the rich cultural context of India. The project will develop a video see through based AR display with personalized content for education, communication and rehabilitation purpose for users with disabilities. In the diverse cultural, ethnic and economical context of India, this project will use qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyse end users, care-takers, parents and teachers' acceptance criteria of AR product including privacy and security issues.

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CII MILCA Award 2020

Posted on  25-01-2021

Mr Puneeth K S, PhD student from the department has won the 1st CII MILCA Platinum Award in the Research Scholar category for presenting his case study on Affordable technology solutions for medical device manufacturing MSMEs. He is pursuing his research under the supervision of Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti and Dr. Manish Arora. Platinum is the highest category of this award, and Mr Puneeth is the only person to be awarded this year under this category.
The CII Most Innovative Low Cost Automation (MILCA) awards are instituted to motivate, foster, and recognize the creative and innovative spirit of students in their ability to develop intelligent, simple, and cost-effective solutions using available technologies, automation, and IT tools (Digital Science) and their own creative ideas. As the current students pursuing engineering, technical and science streams are expected to step into a digital business environment, participation by academic institutions, their faculty and students in interactive events, discovering the potential of technologies in their use in business and industrial processes will add tremendous value to the curriculum and provide a much better understanding of industry practices.
CII Institute of Quality, in 2019 established "CII MILCA AWARD" is a national award for academia and start-ups for innovation and concepts developed by students / mentor from engineering Institutions & start-ups. Innovative concepts applicable to manufacturing or service industry will be recognized.
This award programme was instrumental in capacity building and increased employability by developing desired skill sets in future workforce in digital era. Awards category was for each participation i.e. Institutions, Incubation Centre, Research Scholars & Schools.

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Posted on  25-01-2021



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Posted on  18-01-2021



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Webinar

Posted on  11-01-2021

Medical Oxygen is a life-saving support respiratory gas delivered to patients suffering from compromised respiratory systems. In events like the current CoVID pandemic, medical Oxygen has become a critical requirement, resulting in an unprecedented strain on the bottled Oxygen supply infrastructure. The situation is particularly critical in regions, mainly rural, that are located far from bottling plants. Towards catering to localized medical Oxygen requirements, the gasification group at the Indian Institute of Science, drawing from their expertise in developing low-pressure multi-specie gas separation systems, has developed an indigenous medical Oxygen generation system that uses ambient air to generate medical grade Oxygen. The process draws atmospheric air, which is passed through a train of cleaning, conditioning, and separation system to enhance the Oxygen concentration from about 21% in the feed gas to over 93% in the exit gas, the requirement for qualifying the gas as medical Oxygen. The unit continuously produces medical-grade Oxygen fulfilling the gas quality requirements as prescribed by Indian Pharmacopeia and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) for use in ICU/CCU/OT and other clinical wards. While there are commercial medical Oxygen generation systems available, the current configuration designed by the team at IISc has some unique advantages in terms of being modular and low cost both in terms of capital and operating expenditure. The plant has also been designed exclusively with made in India components except for the bed material. The plant in a footprint of about 1.5 meter X 2.5 meter delivers about 4 NM3 of medical-grade Oxygen with a typical power consumption of about 1.2 kWh/NM3.

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Posted on  24-12-2020



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MILCA AWARD 2020

Posted on  23-12-2020

The CII Most Innovative Low Cost Automation (MILCA) awards are instituted to motivate, foster and recognize the creative and innovative spirit of students in their ability to develop intelligent, simple and cost effective solutions using available technologies, automation and IT tools (Digital Science) and their own creative ideas.
As the current students pursuing engineering, technical and science streams are expected to step into a digital business environment, participation by academic institutions, their faculty and students in interactive events, discovering the potential of technologies in their use in business and industrial processes will add tremendous value to the curriculum and provide a much better understanding of industry practices. This award programme will be instrumental in capacity building and increased employability by developing desired skill sets in future workforce in digital era.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is hosting the first online CII MILCA AWARD 2020 at the international level and invites academic institutions, their incubation centers and researcher Scholars to present their innovative projects / case studies. The award entries will be adjudged by a panel of eminent technical experts from industry and academics.

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Webinar

Posted on  16-12-2020

Abstract: The webinar will cover idea to MVP and the subsequent process of exploring the business model from a business development perspective. Medical devices have a few more challenges than product development in other marketplaces. This webinar will hope to shed some light on the same.

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Webinar

Posted on  07-12-2020

Bio: Sai Siva Gorthi obtained his B.Tech from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad in 2003, M.Sc (Engg) in Optical Metrology from Indian Institute of Science in 2006 and PhD in Optical Metrology from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland in 2010. He was employed as a post-doctoral researcher in Optofluidics at the Rowland Institute at Harvard University, Boston, USA from 2010-2012. He joined the Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, IISc in 2012 as an Assistant Professor, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research interests include Optofluidics, Computational Imaging and Optical Metrology.

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Webinar

Posted on  23-11-2020

A strategic opportunity exists to develop Intelligence, Mapping and Repair (IMR) platforms for Industry 4.0 at greatly reduced scales and with unique mission capabilities. This research aims to develop autonomous mobile robots (AMR) that mimic human and collective behaviour for inspection & maintenance tasks in industrial environments, commencing with terrestrial vehicles for indoor settings, marine vehicles for outdoors and moving into transformable aerial vehicles for indoor-outdoor settings as longer-term goals. Based on the foundations of systems of-systems design approaches, novel integrated motion planning for bioinspired mechanisms, reconfiguration elements i.e. sensors, actuators and flexible electronics are systematically developed and demonstrated in unique test-bed environments. In addition to tackling key technological challenges, this project seeks to contribute to the design science of autonomous systems by developing and testing design principles inspired by nature. Autonomous design in this context will provide systematic processes for integrating and leveraging current and breakthrough of technologies.

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Webinar

Posted on  13-11-2020



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CPDM Faculty in Global Top 2%

Posted on  10-11-2020

A recent Stanford University study [1,2] has analysed careers of scientists in each subject area of research, with citation data from Scopus, to assess about 8 million scientists around the world for their career-long citation impact up until the end of 2019, and published a list of top 2% scientists in each subject area. Based on the study, the top three of the five high impact researchers enlisted from India in 'Design Practice and Management' are from the core and associate faculty of the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore.
Based on the number of high impact researchers in an institution in the area of 'Design Practice and Management', IISc stands at the 7th in the world, below only Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Technical University of Denmark (Denmark), University of Michigan Ann Arbor (USA), Georgia Tech (USA), University of Iowa (USA), and University of California Berkeley (USA). IISc is also the 1st in Asia in this area, with Singapore University of Technology and Design (Singapore) and National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan) being the closest.
The 3 researchers enlisted from IISc in 'Design Practice and Management' are Professors TS Mruthyunjaya [3], Amaresh Chakrabarti [4], both members of the core faculty of CPDM, and GK Ananthasuresh [5], a member of its associate faculty. Professor Satyam Suwas [6], who is also a member of CPDM associate faculty, is in the top 2% list of scientists in the area of 'Materials'. It is also heartening about 18% of (4 out of 22) faculty members of CPDM, past and present, in the list.
References
[1] Ioannidis JPA, Boyack KW, Baas J (2020) Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators. PLoS Biol 18(10):e3000918.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918
[2] https://data.mendeley.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/2
[3] https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/cpdm/facultyprofile.php?name=20
[4] https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/cpdm/facultyprofile.php?name=1
[5] https://cpdm.iisc.ac.in/cpdm/facultyprofile.php?name=8
[6] https://materials.iisc.ac.in/~satyamsuwas/


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Webinar

Posted on  06-11-2020

At present, the spread of COVID-19 is shown to have an exponential trend in most countries. An exponential curve is difficult for both comparison and prediction as it has a vertical asymptotic trend to infinity. We have developed a platform-independent web-based system that automatically divides the duration of spread of the disease based on rate of increase in new cases, and shows a set of graphs which are easier to interpret and extrapolate than a single exponential graph. The shape of the graphs (like linear, parabolic or exponential) can be compared at different stages with respect to the average number of new cases and deaths. The system can be used to compare the spread of the pandemic at country, state and district levels.
It may also be noted that the fatality rate for any natural calamity or pandemic is often higher in people with disabilities and a major cause is not having access to relevant information. We are working on developing a Covid 19 dashboard for people with disabilities. Instead of looking for a specific disability we took an inclusive approach of adding new modalities of interaction with a web based Covid 19 dashboard that can include a wider population than existing ones. The present version of the system supports hands-free interaction through eye tracking, automatic speech recognition and text-to-speech converter.

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Webinar

Posted on  19-10-2020

Recent advancement in Graphics Processing Units (GPU) made augmented and virtual reality systems commonplace and even available in low cost platforms. Augmented and Virtual reality systems have tremendous potential to re-shape our experience with digital media in terms of various degrees of immersion and interaction. Advancement in GPUs along with artificial intelligence also redefined interaction with electronic media in the form of eye gaze, gesture and body movement tracking in real-time with low cost imaging devices.
In the context of interactive AR/VR systems, this talk will present our research on integrating deep learning models with augmented and virtual reality environments for both traditional use cases of process modelling in smart manufacturing set up to novel applications of rehabilitation of people with disabilities, pilot training and enforcing social distance measures in office spaces. In particular, I shall present the continuum of displays, alternative input modalities like eye gaze tracking, gesture and speech recognition and basic theories of deep learning models like Convolutional Neural Networks. The integration of eye gaze tracking, gesture recognition and deep learning with AR/VR systems will be demonstrated through case studies from our three projects funded by Microsoft, Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and British Telecom (BT).

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Webinar

Posted on  14-10-2020



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Webinar

Posted on  23-09-2020

Use of representations of the user for validation of designs is a common practice in the Industrial Design community. Use of the human-model in a computer aided design environment is also not new. However with the rapid advancements in information technology and computer hardware, human-in-loop simulations within the framework of PLM became affordable for faster development cycles. Digital Human Models (DHM) are computer representations which look, move and perform like 'real' users; designers observe, understand and infer the consequences of a given work scenario. Naturally, the scope of these inferences from these 'simulations' depends upon the sophistication of the DHM in terms of anthropometry, posturing, bio-mechanics, sensing, perception, skill, knowledge and cognition aspects of human-performance. Until recently, the development of DHM focussed primarily on 'visualization' for which the structure and animation were sufficient as the higher level inputs were directly available from the experts involved in the simulation. Realistic, responsive and cognitive human models started enabling task-level simulations from the traditional action level simulations of human performance. The webinar will give a glimpse of developments of DHM within the context of design and manufacturing.

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Webinar

Posted on  23-09-2020



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Webinar

Posted on  07-09-2020

As we move into India Unlock 4.0 phase, the reopened economy requires repeated testing to track the progress of COVID19. With repeated testing becoming unavoidable, the market is looking for Non-invasive rapid testing options. Although the market is flooded with Rapid Antibody tests that are blood based, it is really not a feasible solution considering schools, air travel, and mass transit systems.
There is a need for saliva-based antibody tests that are fast, efficient, and cheap at scale.

Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit Challenges
1. Repeated Non-invasive Testing of Masses at low cost
2. Screening and Confirmatory tests for low resource settings with minimally skilled staff like Primary Health care Centers
3. Innovations from India :Local Sourcing:
4. Million Scale Ready and Sustainability

Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit Challenges
1. Repeated Non-invasive Testing of Masses at low cost
2. Screening and Confirmatory tests for low resource settings with minimally skilled staff like Primary Health care Centres
3. Innovations from India :Local Sourcing
4. Million Scale Ready and Sustainability

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Farewell Class of 2020

Posted on  30-08-2020

The current second year batch of M.Des students organized an online farewell gathering for the outgoing batch, the class of 2020. As the institute is preparing completely online next semester and welcoming new incoming students, the current CPDM students took time to organize a small online gathering for the outgoing batch. Both faculty and students got the chance to share thoughts, including an apt poem written by Amit, and a montage of pictures from graduating students' days at IISc.
While we all missed having a physical get together in CPDM, the warmth of the shared memories and short speeches at the online farewell showed that technology can still fair well in creating lasting memories!

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Webinar

Posted on  25-08-2020

Design Thinking is the essential design process that can be applied across domains in order to bring 'designerly ways of thinking' in forming and solving problems. There are many variants of design thinking; the talk will focus on 'IISC Design Thinking' - a variant that has been developed and taught for the last two decades at the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM), Indian Institute of Science for training its students studying Masters of Design . CPDM is among the top three design schools of India, and is among the most research-intensive design schools in the world. The talk will discuss innovation and its major areas, and discuss how design thinking can be used as a systematic process with which to reduce the chances of failure of innovations.

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Webinar

Posted on  25-08-2020

Industry 4.0 has shown a new paradigm where new technologies such as AI, cloud, predictive analytics, robotics, 4G/5G and IoT can support businesses in being more productive and efficient in a number of new ways, and even to the extent of changing businesses from those that just manufacture products to those that offer customer-focused services. This shift in business thinking from only producing goods to also offering an integrated package of goods and services is termed as "servitization of business", a concept first introduced in 1988 by Vandermerwe and Rada. Servitization provides an opportunity for the manufacturers to monitor the products they create through IOT based smart systems directly without having to wait for them to go through an intermediary such as the distributor or the retailer, adding further value to the customer. It is predicted that within the next few years, over 50% of field service personnel will be replaced by a two-way digital customer experience. Servitization is becoming a key to remaining competitive in the evolving business world while creating added value to the customers. In a large survey carried out across many companies in Europe by PA Consulting, 75% of organisations expected that delivering services would become a significant part of their business in the coming years. This talk will explain briefly with examples how Servitization has an impact on every part of the manufacturing business by helping extend revenue flows, increase customer loyalty, and improve customer service, while controlling better use of materials and production processes to cut costs and inefficiencies.

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The Corona Shield

Posted on  23-07-2020

"What is now proved was once only imagined."
Yes, Dr.Guruprasad Kuppu Rao's imaginarium is making face shield and circuit splitters that enables multiple patients to use same ventilator.
Mumbai based imaginarium who's Core business is 3d printed jewelry is ready to fight with this pandemic situation with face shields. They also started to work on circuit splitters for ventilators
The face shields are sold at ? 65 for bulk orders. They sell about 100 units at a time to NGOs, doctors, government bodies and so on.
They have now moved to use acrylic, which is more durable, easy to sterilize and reusable instead of OHP sheets.
Also Rao says," We are an organization that is driven by values, and the time display them is now. "

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AdamStart Covid-19 Challenge

Posted on  23-07-2020

Alumnus Apoorv Shankar is one of the five winners of the AdamStart COVID-19 Challenge. In April 2020 AdamStart launched a global call-out for young change makers to submit their sustainable business ideas which tackled the coronavirus pandemic. There were over 1000 participants across over 30 countries who participated in the COVID-19 Challenge.
Mr.Apoorv Shankar is currently an engineer-turned-product designer who loves building hardware products that are easy to use. He has created the 'Hand-Key', an innovative product which is a sliding handheld clamp device which helps to open doors, push buttons on ATM machines and many other daily tasks, without touching potentially contaminated surfaces. Because its contact surfaces are made out of brass, it decontaminates itself within 4 hours. Mr.Shankar hopes to scale the product globally.
He obtained his M.Des. degree fro the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, IISc, in 2017.
Source: https://adamstart.com/covid-19-challenge-winners/

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Webcam controlled Robotic Arm

Posted on  12-07-2020

The I3D lab of CPDM developed a video see through robotic interface that can be controlled through eye gaze and gesture. The system turned useful for a set of young adults with severe speech and motor impairment at the Vidyasagar, The Spastic Society of India at Chennai, who could use the system to manipulate physical objects themselves using their eye gaze. The I3D team used computer vision and machine learning algorithms to analyse live video feed of facial video and estimate where the user is looking at. The eye gaze estimation system is integrated to an Augmented Reality application that can manipulate a robotic arm for pick and drop task from anywhere within the robot's working envelop. The system is planned to be used for rehabilitation of users with disabilities by enabling them to make handicrafts independently. The eye gaze tracking system is also used for automotive and aviation application and the human robot interaction system has potential in developing collaborative robots for the smart manufacturing set up at CPDM.

https://content.iospress.com/articles/technology-and-disability/tad200264

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Eye-Tracking for Air Force

Posted on  22-06-2020

Pilots in India are testing aircraft display systems that work by tracking and responding to eye movements and could let military pilots keep their hands on the plane's controls more often while flying.
Modern aircraft have electronic display systems that show information such as the plane's fuel level, imaging system or geographical position. Pilots can click the screen to the relevant page of information as needed, but this requires taking one hand either off the plane's throttle or control stick.
"When you are flying at different phases, you do not need all this information at the same," says Pradipta Biswas at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. He and his colleagues have devised an eye-tracking system that is embedded into a cockpit computer and that allows a pilot to choose the relevant display simply by looking at it and then confirming their selection by pressing a button on the control stick.
In a flight simulator, the system halved the amount of time it took to complete the action, says Biswas. Nine participants tested the system and completed a total of just under 600 look-and-select tasks.
The team has also devised a second eye-tracking system that is worn on a pilot's head and responds to their head and eye movements. The researchers tested the system in a simulator and tasked participants with focusing on a button at the centre of the simulated plane windscreen, which they could select by looking at it.
In a military setting, the head-mounted system could be used to automatically display information about a target in the distance if a pilot focuses their eyes on it, says Biswas.
Eye-tracking controls aren't currently in use in commercial aircraft, and the researchers first assessed whether they could accurately be implemented. They used commercially available eye-tracking glasses to follow the eye moments of three Indian Air Force pilots as each flew a transport aircraft and performed standard selection tasks. The average response time for each task was 2 seconds, just under half the time it usually takes without the glasses.
The researchers also tested how accurate eye tracking would be at different g-forces, as military planes can reach speeds that can result in g-forces several times the gravity on Earth's surface. A pilot flew a BAE Systems Hawk aircraft at forces of -1,1,3 and 5 g - the average person might pass out under forces of about 5 g. When pilots looked at a target, the eye-tracking devices were accurate to four degrees of the angle of vision around the target up to 3 g, but at 5 g the accuracy dropped, widening the area device tracked to 9.5 degrees around the target.

Original article                              appeared in New Scientist on 12th June 2020.
https://cambum.net/NewScientistInterview.mp4

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ACM IUI 2020

Posted on  20-02-2020

Mr LRD Murthy, a PhD student of  I3D lab             , has been selected for taking part at the ACM IUI 2020
student consortium to be held at Caligari, Italy through an acceptance rate of 30% and also awarded an ACM SIGCHI travel grant of $1300 for attending and presenting at the conference. He will be presenting his paper, "Multimodal Interaction for Real and Virtual Environments" at the conference. His presentation includes design and development of Multimodal interface for large screen and projected displays.

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PLMSS-2019

Posted on  20-02-2020

Hemang K. Jayant, PhD student from UTSAAH Lab, CPDM received best paper award in 7th International Conference on PLMSS (Product Life Cycle Modelling, Simulation and Synthesis), Bangalore from 18th-20th Dec 2019. He presented the paper titled "Electromagnetic induction heating of low melting-point non-magnetic metal for 3D printing". The authors of the paper are Hemang Jayant, Kishan Kumar and Dr. Manish Arora. The conference was organized by Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), and Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

The paper is about scientific behaviour of a high frequency electromagnetic induction heater using a zero-voltage switching (ZVS) circuit for melting metal (solder-Sn63Pb37) which has a potential application in 3D metal printing. The experimental setup is instrumented for measuring temperature rise, alternating voltage, and current for controlling various crucial induction heating parameters. To demonstrate the application of 3D metal printing, tiny metal droplets were generated by gravity-driven flow of molten solder. Experimental results were compared with simulations and theoretical calculations. This approach holds promise for a desktop 3D printing of electronic devices.

This research work is funded by CEFC (Common Engineering Facility Centre), at IISc, under SAMARTH Udyog Initiative, and Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India.

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IEEE Neurotech Bootcamp

Posted on  24-12-2019

Siddharth Nair, PhD student from UTSAAH & SuDesi Lab, CPDM participated in Neurotech Entrepreneurs Workshop organized by IEEE Brain Initiative at Arizona State University, USA from 13-15 December, 2020. 30 graduate students from universities in USA, Italy, UK, Sweden, France, Mexico, Canada, Argentina and India were selected.

As part of the bootcamp Siddharth Nair along with Justin Tanner and Florencia Garro formed a team 'Li-MIND'. They developed product concept and business plan for a high-risk medical device - 'An Intracranial implant to relieve epilepsy patients of the episodes' which won the first runner-up prize. The evaluation was based on Product, Value Proposition, Stakeholders, Identified Opportunities, Competitive analysis, Ethical Considerations & Go-to-market strategy.

Siddharth's participation in the workshop was generously supported by the Tata Trust Travel grant for Students (2019-20) and IEEE Brain Initiative.

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Sickle Innovations bags National Award

Posted on  11-11-2019

Sickle Innovations started by two CPDMights (Nitin Gupta 2011-13) and Vinay Reddy (2010-12) have won National Entrepreneurship Award 2019 in A1 category of Agriculture. This award is given by Government of India's Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Award was presented by cabinet minister Dr Mahender Nath Pandey which includes a trophy, a certificate and cash award of INR 5 Lakh.
According to Press release by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, for these awards, 6098 applications were received online, which were checked for completeness and correctness. The 4134 eligible applications then underwent field assessment and regional online evaluation, which was undertaken by 12 partner institutes, spread across the country. National Jury, chaired by Dr R A Mashelkar and comprising of experts from industry, academics and business then selected the final 36 winners in various categories of Enterprises and Ecosystem builders.

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PBL Workshop

Posted on  25-10-2019

Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing (CPDM), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) hosted the PBL South Asia Curricula Design Workshop from 14th to 18th October, 2019. Representatives from the ten partner HEIs (higher education institutions) - Aalto University, Finland; TU Delft, Netherlands; KTU, Lithuania; IISc and IITB, India; JNEC, Bhutan and AITM, NEC, SEC and KU, Nepal - participated in the Erasmus+ funded project, Strengthening Problem-based Learning in South Asia (PBL-SA).

The workshop was conceptualized under preparation, led by IISc and supported by IITB, for the implementation of PBL in curricula across South Asia. Its main objectives was to apply 'design thinking' strategies to collaboratively design the curricula suitable for each of the beneficiary HEIs, across disciplines, in Nepal and Bhutan. The European and Indian institutions presented on their know-how in the area of PBL, and faculty and research associates mentored sessions to co-create courses. The long-term aim is to build a strong network of PBL practitioners and collate best practices across partner institutions, to improve the implementation and dissemination of PBL in the South-Asian context.

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22nd CPDM Distinguished lecture

Posted on  25-09-2019

Title: From Smart Sensing to Smart Living
Speaker: Sajal K. Das, IEEE Fellow, Daniel St. Clair Endowed Chair, Department of Computer Science, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Date, Time and Venue : Wednesday, 25th September, 2019, 16.00 - 17.00pm, MMCR, CPDM

Abstract:
We live in an era in which our physical and personal environments are becoming increasingly intertwined and smarter due to the advent of pervasive sensing, wireless communications,computing, control and actuation technologies. Indeed our daily lives in smart cities and connected communities depend on a wide variety of cyber-physical infrastructures, such as smart energy, smart transportation, smart healthcare,smart manufacturing, etc. Alongside, the availability of wireless sensors, Internet of Things (IoTs) and rich mobile devices are empowering humans with fine-grained information and opinion collection through crowdsensing about events of interest, resulting in actionable inferences and decisions. This synergy has led to cyber-physical-social (CPS) convergence with human in the loop that exhibits complex interactions, inter-dependencies and adaptations between the engineered/natural systems and human users with a goal to improve quality of life and experiencein what we call smart living. However, the main challenges are posed by the scale, heterogeneity, big data, social dynamics, and resource limitations in sensors, IoTs and CPS networks. This talk will highlight unique research challenges in smart living , followed by novel frameworks and models for energy-efficient data gathering, fusion, security and trustworthiness, and trade-off between energy and information quality in multi-modal context recognition. Case studies and experimental results from smart energy and smart healthcare applications will be presented. The talk will be concluded with directions of future research.
Bio:
Sajal K. Das is the Daniel St. Clair Endowed Chair Professor at the Computer Science department at Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T). During 2008-2011 he served the US National Science Foundation as a Program Director in the division of Computer Networks and Systems. His research interests include wireless and sensor networks, mobile and pervasive computing, smart environments and smart health care, pervasive security, biological networking, applied graph theory and game theory. His research on wireless sensor networks and pervasive and mobile computing is widely recognized as pioneering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

ALL ARE WELCOME
CHAIRMAN, CPDM


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Workshop on Medical Devices

Posted on  30-08-2019

Medical Device: Development, Testing, Regulations and Market Access
An accelerated development and market adoption of innovative medical device in the healthcare ecosystem will require a greater and timely dissemination of right information to the medtech innovation community and call for a systematic discussion on the associated topics.

We planned this workshop by asking the question - what are the informational asymmetries in engineering, design and product development, regulations, quality assurance and market access strategies in the startup community of medical device and diagnostic technologies?

Through this workshop, we are hoping to push the boundary of knowledge for medtech startups in their product development in supporting their quest to bring their products to market.

Workshop organized by PATH Impact lab, inCeNSE TBI and TBI@CPDM

(Click here to see TBI@CPDM)

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19th CPDM Distinguished lecture

Posted on  28-08-2019

All are invited to the 19th CPDM Distinguished lecture on Advanced Design and Manufacturing

Title: Turning innovation into strategic advantages
Speaker: Dr. Norbert Gaus, Head of Research in Digitalization and Automation at Siemens Corporate Technology
Date, Time and Venue : Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 3:30pm, MMCR, CPDM

Abstract:
The rapidly transforming digital era presents newer challenges and innovation opportunities for organizations. How do organizations keep up with these rapid changes and enhance their core competitiveness at the same time? How do we create impact and deliver customer value through our technology focus? Dr. Gaus will talk about how SIEMENS is planning and executing its R&D activities globally. He will provide an overview of the identified company core technologies and share some of strong success stories of advanced technologies applications and digitalization initiatives across various industry verticals.

Bio:
Dr. Norbert Gaus, Executive Vice President at Siemens Corporate Technology, is responsible for Research and Development in Digitalization and Automation at Siemens. After earning a degree in electrical engineering from Technical University Munich, he worked initially as a research assistant at the German Aerospace Center. During that time he earned a Ph.D. in engineering from Ruhr University Bochum. He joined Siemens AG Corporate Technology in 1991. Between 1994 and 2001, Gaus held various positions in the Information and Communication Networks Group with the rank of Vice President. In the following four years, he served as President and CEO of Siemens Corporate Research Inc., Princeton, NJ, USA. From 2005 to when he assumed his current position, he held various executive positions in Siemens Healthcare, ultimately as CEO of the Customer Solutions Division (Sales and Service for Siemens Healthcare, HIS Business Unit) of Siemens Healthcare. Since May 2015 he is in his current position at Siemens Corporate Technology. In March 2018 he was also appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens Healthineers AG.

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