A LIVING LAB FOR INNOVATION TO SOLVE BIG PROBLEMS IN CONTEXT
‘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.
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 was set up in May 2015 at Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool, Mumbai) which is acclaimed as one of the fastest transforming B-School. It is focused towards shaping management professionals who can bring about positive transformation at their workplace 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 has 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.
The REDX WeSchool Lab is 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.
Grants, Media feature, Publications, Collaborators
We have worked on various algorithimic projects ranging from generation of novel postures of animated characters to use of AI for urban planning.
We incorporate the Design Thinking approach for many of our projects, keeping the user at the centre of all our innovative solutions.
Chest CT scans for Covid
Deep Learning based frameworks on pixel scaled images of Chest CT scans
Parkinson's Disease Prediction
Early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease using LSTM
Apple leaf Disease Prediction
Early-Stage Apple Leaf Disease Prediction Using Deep Learning
Water from Air
Atmospheric Water Harvesting
AI for speech delivery
A deep learning model
Skin imaging tools
Ear imaging device
Text video magnifier
Dry waste storage unit
Legal document summarizer
AI for urban planning
Smart Traffic Systems
Optimized Traffic Light Control
Book keeping system of Crops
Hydroponics based vertical farming