4 Lessons of Health Technology Innovation: From Plato to NASA Satellites

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Lessons from History

1. Needs Sparks Solutions

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  • Need (Measuring temperature) → Solution (Mercury thermometer)
  • Need (Accurate cancer diagnosis) → Solution (Magnetic resonance imaging- MRI)
  • Need (Late delivery of medical products) → Solution (Drones)

2. Faster Innovation is Leading to Cheaper Technology

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3. Collaboration is at the Heart of Innovation

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4. Diversity leads to Innovation

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The Past and the Future Collide

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Alcir Santos Neto

Alcir Santos Neto


I am a global health researcher, military veteran and published author. Passionate about empowering people to be a force of change!