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Live-in-Labs: Rapid Translational Research and Implementation-based Program for Rural Development in India

Publication Type : Conference Paper

Thematic Areas : Wireless Network and Application

Publisher : IEEEXplore

Source : GHTC 2016 - IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: Technology for the Benefit of Humanity, Conference Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p.164-171 (2016)

Url : https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85015232383&doi=10.1109%2fGHTC.2016.7857275&partnerID=40&md5=362546eb32ef404354ade3ab319d48f3

Keywords : Bottom of the pyramids, Co-design environments, Engineering education, Government agencies, Holistic approach, interagency coordination, interventions, Models, Regional planning, Rural areas, Rural community, Scalability, Sustainable development, Technology, translational research

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School for Sustainable Development, School of Engineering

Center : Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA)

Department : Sustainable Development, Wireless Networks and Applications (AWNA)

Year : 2016

Abstract : Government agencies, public institutions, and private companies in India have worked over six decades to empower Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) or rural communities through various policies and interventions. Eighty-five percent of these technological interventions failed to create an impact as they lacked a holistic approach, scalability, sustainability, and effective interagency coordination. This paper discusses the successful implementation of interventions through Amrita University's Live-in-Labs™ program and proposes a model that ensures a co-design environment to develop technology-based interventions for rural development. The model aims to create a virtual ecosystem that will enable field practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders to plan, design, implement, and review scalable and sustainable interventions. The paper describes the key components of the model and investigates the sustainability, scalability, and impact of the technology interventions in the program's five main thematic areas - Infrastructure amp; Basic Facilities, Health amp; Livelihood, Education amp; Technology, Energy, and Environment amp; Farming - through a case study.

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, Mohan, R., and Menon, S., “Live-in-Labs: Rapid Translational Research and Implementation-based Program for Rural Development in India”, in GHTC 2016 - IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: Technology for the Benefit of Humanity, Conference Proceedings, 2016, pp. 164-171

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