On paper I am a “pure” mathematician: having studied a BSc and MSc in mathematics at Imperial before completing my DPhil in mathematical analysis at Oxford. However, I have never been one to put my expertise in a box. I’m always hungry to explore new disciplines, new approaches, and new technologies. The growing field of MedTech is a truly multi-disciplinary field, spanning many scientific disciplines, engineering, economics, politics, and even international development: a perfect fit for me!
In the UK and in many other countries, there is a rising trend for individuals to have multi-morbidities. Many of these are chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension, and COPD. This is going to lead to increasing demand for healthcare resources. However, many of these chronic conditions, if caught early enough, can be reversed or halted and this is where new technologies can flourish: not to replace doctors but to augment, assist, and inform both practitioners and individuals to make data-rich, evidence-based decisions before disease onset.
There is never going to be a “one-size fits all” approach to healthcare. Everyone’s health, aspirations, and motivations are different: we are part of a global community of nearly 8 billion individuals after all! This should be “designed into” health-related technology: some may want an “always-on” paradigm with a constant stream of data, others will want a periodic health “check-in”. My mission is to empower people to make that choice and bring the vision of a truly personalised healthcare that little bit closer.
I have recently joined the team as a Technical Product Manager: a varied role where I am involved in the scientific development and testing of the Zedsen innovative sensor technology but also in the design of the products that best meet the needs and expectations of the end users.
Zedsen is a company founded on big ideas and big ambitions. There is always support to follow your own ambitions, whatever they are.
Be prepared get stuck in and find “out of the box” solutions to previously unsolved challenges. No two months will be the same!
I have been particularly inspired by the book “War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line” by David Nott. The narrative follows David through the difficulties in performing complex, life-saving surgeries in warn-torn areas of the globe as a volunteer medic with the British Red Cross. While a moving, visceral account at times, there is a certainly hope and inspiration too. The ingenious use of technology whereby doctors remotely monitored and directed surgical procedures is a sure sign that with the use of technology the global medical community can save even more lives.