Anirudh has led concept-to-market development of technologies that augment digital and physical realities leading to socio-environmental impact.

Anirudh’s personal research has been published in IEEE, ICMI, ACM CHI, ACM UIST, ACM SIGGRAPH etc. He also served as reviewer and editor for IEEE and ACM publications. His team’s projects are regularly exhibited at TED Global, Cannes Lions Festival, WIRED Conference, TEDMED, SXSW, Aspen Ideas Festival, London Design Museum, TIME Magazine, FastCompany amongst many others.

Anirudh also loves magic. In an alternate universe, he is probably undergoing an apprenticeship with a sorcerer. He loves to collaborate and would love to hear from you, if you work in the areas of human augmentation/sensory substitution or anything inspired by science fiction.

Work/ventures

Consumer products from Carbon Negative Manufacturing

    His MIT spinoff Graviky, is building a technology to turn greenhouse carbon emissions and into valuable materials. The technology, process and products are currently licensed to apparel, 3D Printing, and consumer electronics companies. [1]. A large community of product designers, makers and artists also use AIR-INK in their work [2]

Intelligent footwear for spatial feedback and gait sensing

    His venture Lechal, (team of 109) made a trim-to-fit shoe-insert (insole) I/O system for gait+pose estimation and haptic feedback. The core platform has manifested into products used for

    1. haptic fall prevention in elderly, and gait tracking [1]
    2. Visually challenged navigation, [2]
    3. Equine animal(horse) performance analysis.[3]
Multimodal Augmented Reality for 2-D and 3-D Design Processes

    At MIT, Anirudh researched and built Direct manipulation interaction paradigms via augmented reality for manufacturing tools.

    1. Glassified Ruler, A planar augmented reality system for on paper-pen stroke interactions.
    2. Chalkat. Mixed Reality based interface for direct manipulations for subtractive manufacturing.

    At Hewlett-Packard Labs, Anirudh developed a multiprojector stereoscopic (3D) gestural interface to simplify CAD modeling.

    After his research at MIT he led the Not-Profit MIT Media Lab India Initiative, running 10-day hands-on workshops in different parts of the country where MIT/Harvard researchers worked with students to create open-source design-led solutions to local problems.