Bhairavi Warke is a Ph.D. Student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University working under the guidance of Dr. Diane Gromala. Her doctoral work focuses on Designing Interactive Self-care tools for Women experiencing Menopause with the aim to help with management of symptoms, possible early detection or prevention of chronic conditions, and promote overall well-being. As a research assistant in the Pain Studies Lab, she assists in developing technologies, like VR/AR, and wearable devices, for people who live with chronic or acute pain.
Bhairavi holds a bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation & Control Engineering from Pune University and a master’s degree in Industrial Design from Arizona State University. Prior to the Ph.D. program, she worked as an Industrial Designer at a start-up in Phoenix, AZ developing medical devices for neonatal care. Later, she was a Design Researcher in consultancies in Chicago, USA and Bangalore, India working with multiple clients in healthcare products & services and consumer experience domains. Bhairavi is passionate about Design and Design Research in Healthcare Technology, especially focusing on Aging Women’s Health & Quality of Life.