Stanford Biodesign Program
Right from his design student days, his heart has been with designing medical devices which could provide affordable healthcare solutions to the masses. He collaborated with the Government of Gujarat to study and provide solutions to the high MMR and IMR in the state; the project involved intensive travel in the hinterland and context study of the Healthcare at the Bottom of the Pyramid which helped shape his interest in this field. He did his final diploma project with GE Healthcare, designing a range of fetal monitors specifically for the South Asian markets. Siddhartha has also been interested in the process of Design Research especially to identify the needs and requirements of the less explored Indian rural market and has worked as a field researcher with Experentia as their Indian researcher for a project to explore the suitability of mobile internet in rural India.
In the four years of his career as a designer with Lumium, he has worked on a range of medical devices including Industrial Design of a range robotic devices to assist biopsies and ablation, laparoscopic simulator for Indian medical schools and hospitals, a modular cart for fetal monitors etc. At Lumium, he led a team of four Industrial Designers and also participated in the business development activities, primarily within the healthcare domain.
Siddhartha believes that design as a tool can change the world for the better, and wants to use it to the fullest in the Healthcare domain. Accessibility of healthcare remains a concern in India, and he intends to bridge his gap through innovation in Healthcare and developing affordable and sustainable devices for the specific needs of the subcontinent.
He is also deeply interested in the field of Design education, and has collaborated with NID as a visiting faculty to train the new batches. As a designer who believes in sharing knowledge, he is keen to continue imparting his learning with the young minds.
When he is not designing, Siddhartha loves to travel and explore new places, people, and their culture and ways of life. His interactions with people have always helped him empathize and connect more with them. He regularly shares his travel experiences on his travel blog, www.sid-thewanderer.com. He enjoys writing short stories, poems, and articles on current affairs, religion, design & people at his other website, www.siddharthajoshi.com. He also loves reading, cooking, and exploring different genres of music.
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Sustainable design, Rural Healthcare, Design Innovation