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Malav Sanghavi

MA work

Creoto - A Programmable Smart Socket for Amputees

Creoto is a programmable smart socket that adjusts to user’s need and comfort in real-time through an interactive interface.

Comfort level is one of the most important aspect of a prosthesis socket, without which the functionality of using the prosthetic device is compromised. It is a primary reason on which a patient would decide to wear a prosthesis or not to.

Use of Creoto, gives the user a customised comfort. They can digitally connect with their smart socket and select different types of grips and comforts levels, according to the type of activities they do in day-to day life. For instance, sitting would require lesser grip, while walking – a medium grip and while running or playing sports – a firmer grip.

Creoto is based on a new method of digital and physical interaction loop that means when we change a physical form of an object, it is digitally captured and with digital input the physical form changes through deformation. This is a bidirectional way of interaction in real time that can be very useful for user’s interaction with physical world.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2014

  • I am a designer and an engineer who has worked in different fields of product design ranging from designing commercial products, automobile, board games, medical equipment, retail merchandise, etc. to the field of Information Architecture and User-Experience.

    My primary interest lies in developing new products in the Medical field. My innovations are focused towards grassroots areas lacking basic facilities and caters to the needs of those people, by developing cost effective design solutions.

    I have received a range of awards and accolades globally including I design Award, PACE Global Design Award, Medicall Healthcare Award, Oxford Bio-Stars Award, etc. I have also given a TED MED Talk in Mumbai, India 2013, and presented and won recognition on a platform called [email protected], a competition held by HRH, The Duke of York, at St. James Palace in London.

    I am a serial entrepreneur and my future goals are to channelise my entrepreneurial spirit into developing a system of affordable healthcare at the grassroots and giving back to the society.

  • Degrees

  • Product Design, National Institute of Design, India, 2012
  • Experience

  • Startup (Founder), Creoto, 2016 – present; Startup (Co-founder), Orgatronics, 2015 – present; Startup (Founder), BabyLifeBox, 2015 – present; Tutor, FireTechCamp, London, 2015–16; Designer, Space11, London, 2015–16; User Interaction Designer, Cognizant Interactive, India, 2013–14; Startup (Co-founder),Medinnov, India, 2012–13; Product design intern, Godrej Innovation Centre, India, 2011 –12; Intern, Lotusutra, India, 2010
  • Exhibitions

  • Work-In-Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; Work-In-Progress Show, Imperial College, London, 2016; Final Year Showcase, National Institute of Design, India, 2012
  • Awards

  • Venture Catalyst Challange, Cohort, Create Lab - Imperial Incubator, 2016; Rising Bio-Star, Panacea Innovations, Oxford, 2016; Social Enterprise Grant, Imperial College Student Union, 2016; Distinction in Dissertation: Commercialising 'Jugaad' Innovations, Royal College of Art, 2016; 3rd Place, [email protected] 4.0, London, 2015; Retail Design Award, Pernod Ricard, London, 2015; Project Boost Grant, Imperial College Advanced Hackspace, London, 2015; First prize, iMakrthon, London, 2014; Second prize, SAM Labs Competition, London, 2014; Nexus Award, Cognizant Technology Solutions, India, 2013; Third prize, Medinnov Studios, Medicall Healthcare Awards, India, 2013; Winner, Medical Device Category, I Design Award, India, 2012; First prize, PACE Global Design Competition, Canada, 2011; Second prize, Mahindra Generator Set Design Competition, India, 2010; 1st Place, General Motors (PACE) 3D-modelling Competition, India, 2009
  • Conferences

  • Speaker, TED MED Live Talks, Mumbai, India, 2013

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