Professionals

Leadership Team

Rejin Narayanan

Rejin Narayanan

Founder, IngenRobotics

Rejin is a Roboticist and Entrepreneur. Rejin holds a masters by research in Autonomous Systems from the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Kerala. Rejin has professional experience in Mechatronic Systems and Software Engineering, and likes to work in multidisciplinary projects. He has several paper publications and patent applications to his credit. He is an active member of the IEEE, and well connected in the startup community. Rejin is the founder of Ingen Robotics, a consumer appliances startup. He also serves on the board of Exciera Technologies, a software engineering company.
Rejin initiated started the BreathOfHope communityinitiative, and brought together the key members, and secured the support of multiple organisations. He leads the Respirator2 project, and actively contributes to multiple projects, including SafeCollect and HopeFlo under the BreathofHope initiative.

Dr. Praveen G Pai

Dr. Praveen G Pai

Founder, Magics NGO

Dr.Praveen G Pai is a Public Health Specialist, with special interest in public health technology. He did his MBBS from KMC Mangalore, Diploma in Geriatrics from UN International Institute for Ageing, Malta, Masters in Gerontology from the University of Southampton, UK and Masters in Public Health, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Science and Technology. He is the founder of Pain and Palliative Care Trust, Kollam, and founder Chairman of Magics NGO. He is State Convener, Committee for Care of Elderly, IMA and Joint Secretary of the Geriatrics Society of India, Kerala Chapter. Presently he serves as the State Technical Expert in Kerala State AIDS Control Society.

Dr Praveen G Pai is a key contributor to the BreathOfHope since its inception. He leads the HoodOfHope and SafeCollect projects, and actively contributes to the Respirator2 and other projects.

Barker Bhaskaran

Barker Bhaskaran

ex Sr.Manager, Apple Inc.

Barker Bhaskaran was Senior Engineering Manager at Apple Inc. In a career spanning over a decade at Apple, Barker led various engineering teams such as iPod Audio, iPhone/iPod Video, Apple Watch Signal Processing and Machine Learning team. Barker holds a master’s degree in Digital Signal Processing from the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and a gold medal in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Kerala.

He is also an active contributor of BreathofHope Initiative, leads the Portable Intubation Chamber, HMask and PIC related projects. He is an active member of other project groups as well.

Neel Mathews

Neel Mathews

ex GM New Technologies, Mahindra Reva Electric Cars

Neel Mathews is an engineer with 30 years of experience in various fields of Engineering.  He holds a B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering. He took up electronics as a hobby at an early age of 12. He worked as GM New Technologies at Mahindra Electric. There he led a number of first in India concepts and product development for 9 years, including fast charger, solar chargers, battery management system, vehicle to home, vehicle to grid concepts, wireless charging, the second life of Li-Ion batteries and an indigenous electric bus.  Neel is keen on developing and promoting technologies that make a social impact, especially in the areas of environmental conservation, energy and water conservation and electric vehicles. Neel runs his own consulting company Frogs and Cashews.Com

Within the BreathOfHope initiative, Neel leads the DoorOfLife project and is an active contributor to multiple projects.

T.D. Kesava Prasad

T.D. Kesava Prasad

Founder, Verifygn Consulting

Kesava Prasad is an electro-mechanical designer and entrepreneur with interests in technology, product design and computer vision. He holds a Masters degree in Machine Design from IIT Madras. Kesav has more than 15 years of experience in designing and developing machines, medical devices and turnkey automation systems. He has worked as Design Engineer at Tube Products of India where he designed automated systems for hazardous material handling. He also taught Mechanical Engineering for 5 years. He runs his own consultancy firm Verifygn Consulting.
Kesav Prasad leads the HopeFlo project in the BreathOfHope initiative and is an active contributor to a few other projects too.

Dr. Dileep Raman

Dr. Dileep Raman

Director, Cloudphysician Healthcare

Dr Dileep Raman is a Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep medicine specialist who trained at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA. He graduated medical school from the Government Medical College Thrissur, India, with a distinguished gold medal in internal medicine for academic excellence. Following which, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University, USA, where he served as Chief Medical Resident. His academic and clinical interests centre around mechanical ventilation nomenclature, ARDS, neuromuscular respiratory diseases, interstitial lung diseases, thoracic and procedural ultrasound and heart-lung interactions in sleep. Dr.Dileep Raman is the Co-founder of Cloudphysician Healthcare, a company that provides smart ICU solutions.

Dr.Dileep Raman championed the importance of HFNC within the BreathOfHope initiative, and this resulted in the HopeFlo project. He also supports Kesav Prasad in leading the HopeFlo project.

Jim Seelan

Jim Seelan

Product Design Specialist, Tata Consultancy Services

Jim Seelan is a Creative Engineer and a Product Design Specialist at Tata Consultancy Services. He has played various roles from Design Engineer to Program Lead for Customers in Automotive, Retail, Energy and Aerospace Domains. Currently, he designs and deploys project-based training on NPD, IoT and Design Thinking. He has mentored 100+ projects ranging from smart machines to handheld consumer devices. He is also a Mentor of Change for the Atal Innovation Mission, Government of India. He has a Masters in Product Design and Development. He is an avid learner and has interests in IoT, AI, Robotics and AR/VR.
Jim Seelan co-leads the Respirator2 project and is an active member of other ventilator related projects within the BreathOfHope.

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