Ramesh Raskar

Ramesh Raskar

Media Lab Inventor
TEDxBeaconStreet 2013

GOOGLE SOLVE FOR X: EYES ARE THE WINDOW TO HEALTH


Many diseases can be diagnosed or monitored by simply viewing the eye and the back of the eye. Breakthrough portable, easy-to-use retinal imaging devices that collect data on our eyes, will radically change the cost, access, distribution and effectiveness of medical diagnostics worldwide. And, by combining and sourcing this data from regions never before accessible at scale, we will gain an unprecedented view into worldwide trends in health.

TEDxBeaconStreet 2012

HOW TO THINK LIKE AN MIT MEDIA LAB INVENTOR

As the Head of MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture Research Group, Professor Ramesh Raskar is credited with a long list of innovations, including a smartphone attachment that can diagnose eye problems. But he makes the point that you don’t have to be a PhD to be an inventor. This inspiring talk from TEDxBeaconStreet equips every one of us with an easy-to-use framework for inventing the future, right now.

Ramesh Raskar is a renowned inventor and innovator. He holds over 40 US patents and is recognized as a leading authority on computational photography.

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Bio

Ramesh Raskar joined the Media Lab from Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories in 2008 as head of the Lab’s Camera Culture research group. His research interests span the fields of computational photography, inverse problems in imaging and human-computer interaction.
Recent projects and inventions include transient imaging to look around a corner, a next generation CAT-Scan machine, imperceptible markers for motion capture (Prakash), long distance barcodes (Bokode), touch+hover 3D interaction displays (BiDi screen), low-cost eye care devices (Netra,Catra), new theoretical models to augment light fields (ALF) to represent wave phenomena and algebraic rank constraints for 3D displays(HR3D).

In 2004, Raskar received the TR100 Award from Technology Review, which recognizes top young innovators under the age of 35, and in 2003, the Global Indus Technovator Award, instituted at MIT to recognize the top 20 Indian technology innovators worldwide. In 2009, he was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship. In 2010, he received the Darpa Young Faculty award. Other awards include Marr Prize honorable mention 2009, LAUNCH Health Innovation Award, presented by NASA, USAID, US State Dept and NIKE, 2010, Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project Award (first place), 2011. He holds over 40 US patents and has received four Mitsubishi Electric Invention Awards. He is currently co-authoring a book on Computational Photography.

“Be unsatisfied with how you see the world…. Where there are problems, see solutions.  Where there are solutions, see problems.”

From: How to Think Like an MIT Media Lab Inventor, TEDxBeaconStreet 2012

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