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Designing for disability | Michael Awood (CTO: Disability and Assistive Technology)

Designing for disability | Michael Awood (CTO: Disability and Assistive Technology)


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Michael Awood is the CTO: Disability and Assistive Technology at University of Cape Town (UCT) Medtech. The center specializes in pioneering solutions for critical medical challenges in Africa and beyond. 

Its diverse team of engineers, scientists, clinicians, and entrepreneurs collaboratively create state-of-the-art medical technologies to enhance patient outcomes, lower healthcare expenses, and improve healthcare accessibility.

In this episode, Michael talks about:

  • How designing for disability can help everyone

  • How they are speeding up innovation for the community

  • What is their design process

  • AI in healtcare

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