At risk of exclusion: personalised medicine in healthcare reform

Innovation is inherently uncertain. There is plenty of risk in the development phase: most inventions don’t even make it to the market. There is financial risk for investors, and there are risks for the user too. With the introduction of every new concept concerns arise about impact, but the concept of risk itself is not as clear-cut as it may seem.  Continue reading At risk of exclusion: personalised medicine in healthcare reform

First steps off the electronic waste heap, with Phone Blocks

Over the past few decades, we as a global community have put a giant heap of electronic waste on our planet that grows taller by the day. Most of the waste is exported to countries in the developing world where it pollutes the environment and imposes health risks on local communities. Continue reading First steps off the electronic waste heap, with Phone Blocks

Biorobotics: science at a crossroads

Is the concept of biorobotics crazy enough to be innovative? In 1997, a video released as part of Apple’s Think Different campaign tried to convince us that only the ‘crazy ones’ can change the world.  Continue reading Biorobotics: science at a crossroads