Anirudh is a Masters student and Research Assistant at the Fluid Interfaces Group. His interests lie in the area technologies for social impact, displays, projected interfaces, mixed reality, wearable computing, assistive technologies and open-source. Before going to MIT, Anirudh Sharma started the LeChal shoe project- haptic shoes for the blind mobility which got the MIT Tech Review TR35 ‘Innovator of the Year’ award. His venture Ducere manufactures the electronic shoe insoles for the visually impaired, featured on Techcrunch, BBC, WIRED as one the 10 most innovative wearable startups. Presently, Anirudh is working to spread the movement of anti-disciplinary learning, hands-on creation and design thinking all across India through the MIT Media Lab India Initiative. He leads the Design Innovation Workshop Series to provide platform for diverse communities including designers, artists, engineers, scientists and many more to come together and innovate, creating entrepreneurs and exploring social impact in the developing world. His work has been showcased at UIST, CHI, Aspen Ideas Festival and other HCI venues. Webpage: INK TALK:

Dan Sawada, Anirudh Sharma, Sujoy Kumar Chowdhary, Christine Hsieh, Andrea Miller. "Wave Alchemy: Perception and Reminiscence of Expressive Moments through Waves." ACM Intl. Conf. Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2013), Work-In-Progress   [PDF]

Anirudh Sharma, Lirong Liu, Pattie Maes. "Glassified: An Augmented Ruler based on a Transparent Display for Real-time Interactions with Paper", in proceedings of UIST 2013 Demos