Shreyas Prakash is a Product Manager with a background in designing products, systems and services.
He is currently consulting with Noora Health and was previously Co-Founder of dVerse Labs; a healthcare startup focused on tackling hospital-acquired infections. The startup is a recipient of the MIT COVID India Grant and is supported by IIT Madras as well as the Embassy of the US to India (Nexus).
Shreyas had also set up an educational non-profit (dHive Labs) to help children from marginalized communities invent for social good. Through his non-profit work, he has impacted 1200+ rural children to become social changemakers across India and Nepal.
Shreyas has extensively designed products for vulnerable populations, including deaf-blind runners, Alzheimer's patients and marginalized children. He holds an M.Sc in Integrated Product Design from Delft University of Technology (Netherlands). He has also been on the Advisory Board of hundrED Visual Arts Education (2020) and has been a recipient of several awards, which include the iF Design Talent Award 2020, the 3M Young Innovators Award, UNICEF Ideas for Change etc.
Here is a curation of some selected products which I'm proud of :)
Check out this link if you'd like to see the entire list of 40+ products/projects/side-projects
2022 BuildCamps Dharamshala
Learn, hike and camp your way to a side project in 7 days!
2022 Side Project Playbook
Free operational guide to go from ideation to launching a side project
2022 Build Cohort
Launch your side hustle in 4 weeks
Make your AI artwork 10x more nuanced
2022 The Hustlers
A curated weekly email with stories of people from around the world making money while having a full-time job
Build and launch a side project while vacationing in Goa
Send handwritten love letters to internet strangers. (#3 Product of the Day on Product Hunt)
Bio-synthetic skin interface for emotional connection
2021 Clarity Notes
Lightning fast Youtube Notes without leaving your keyboard!
AI based UV-C Disinfection for Hospitals
2020 Silly Stompers
Using soft robotics as a medium for gender accessible STEM education of preschoolers
Surface Steriliser for COVID-care hospitals
2020 Shake Up The World Podcast
Utopian Futures around the future of everything
2020 Reimagine India
Reimagine India was a hackathon designed to allow children to participate in this conversation and come up with creative ways to solve the challenges facing the Indian education sector. From the hackathon, one of the motivated teams pursued the solution proposed beyond the hackathon which was then recognised by UNICEF as one of the Top 30 most inspiring Ideas of Change.
2020 Download My Brain
Improving sleep cycle for Persons with Dementia
Haptic assistive device for deafblind runners
2018 dCode Wundermind
dCode WunderMind is an educational toy that helps children aged 6 to 9 to learn coding concepts, through a completely screen free and tactile interface.
2017 Design Education for the Marginalised
2017 Children led rural makerspace
2016 Solar EV Carport
As a Research Assistant at York university of Toronto, Ontario. I was part of the SEI (Sustainable Energy Initiative) team that constructed a Solar Charging station for electric vehicles comprising of a 6.84 kW solar array.
2022 Noora Health / Aurora Health Innovations
Consulting to Noora Health, Leading a cross-functional team of designers, engineers, medical, and delivery experts to build digital health solutions for pregnant mothers from rural Bangladesh
2020-2021 dVerse Innovation Labs
Co-Founder and Industrial Designer - creating UVfy, AI sterilizer for reducing risk of infections among healthcare staff
2017-2020 dHive Labs
Co-Founder and Curriculum Designer - creating an design education curriculum for children from marginalized communities
Designed Remembrandt, a tactile apron for improving sleep cycles for persons with dementia
2018 Stitching Running Blind
Functionality Designer & Project Lead - Created an assistive device for deaf and blind runners
2018 dCode Labs
Created a screen-free coding toy for children of age 6 to 9
2017-2018 SBI Foundation
Rural Development Fellow - Skill based training for rural youth to tackle unemployment
2018-2020 M.Sc Integrated Product Design, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
2012-2016 B.Tech Instrumentation and Control Engineering, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy), India
2015 Research Scholar on Solar EV Charging Stations, York University of Toronto, Canada