F1 inspired Healthcare practices

F1 for many is a world class sport and mega entertainment platform. However, things that happen  behind the scenes to make F1 a success is never analysed or given the right attention. When a group of health care surgeons and heathcare professionals were looking for ideas to improve their practices,

Artificial voice box device supported by toy maker

Art has inspired several engineering wonders at mammoth scales. However, the innovation story of a toy maker, helping a Doctor to create an surgical device for helping  throat cancer patients is something really incredible. Dr.Vishal Rao, an oncologist based in Bangalore wanted to do something about the high cost incurred

Double Diamond Interchange(DDI): Valuable innovation lessons for other industries

Globally, road intersections are the points where the probability of accidents is generally found to be on the higher side. Intersections, typically have crossing, merging and diverging conflict points leading to confusion amongst drivers. The situation gets worse when you add the increasing number of vehicles, quality of roads and

Painting to Kirigami: Arts an underappreciated innovation source

Inspiration is everywhere and everything -Throughout the history, great minds have applied  this philosophy to come up with highly impactful innovations. Amongst the multiple sources, one source of inspiration which gets less attention is that of ‘arts’. Arts has played a key role and continues to play a key role

Elephant fatality and water shortage in high altitude solved

Using solutions from nature has time and again proven to be highly successful for problems posed by nature. Two interesting stories on how nature’s resources and engineering is put in action for solving interesting problems Plan Bee to avoid elephant fatalities According to the Wildlife Trust of India, train collisions

Comics make boring legal contracts interesting

William Edwards Deming, the famous quality guru once said,”in God we trust, rest bring data”. Though most would agree with him there in one topic where I am happy to challenge him and make a claim without data to back up- ‘More than 98% of people never read the terms

Soccer robot inspired conveyor belt

German company, Celluveyor has invented a   conveying system with an omnidirectional drive technology for complex material handling tasks. Essentially, it is a conveyor belt with hexagon wheels which moves the materials in many directions and allows quick assembly. It removes the classic lean waste related to transportation and waiting time.

Apple’s design thinking inspired by Picasso

Apple has religiously embodied the notion that function and beauty come from elegant simplicity, and teachers in its internal training program sometimes point to a collection of Picasso lithographs that artfully illustrate the drive to boil down an idea to its most essential components. That drive can be seen in