Biomedical engineering professor Tania Douglas explains why Africa has “equipment graveyards” for imported medical devices and how basic design principles could help prevent these graveyards. Engineering without context or empathy makes for poor solutions, she explains. getAbstract recommends her inspiring talk to all professionals tasked with innovation, design or engineering.
In this summary, you will learn
- Which design problems contributed to Africa’s medical “equipment graveyards” and
- Why engineers should “design with empathy.”
About the Speaker
Tania Douglas, PhD, is a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Capetown.