How Tech is Creating New Hope for Epilepsy Patients

Nov, 25 2019
How tech is creating new hope for epilepsy patients | TED@DuPont
Andrew Ho

Business Development Manager,  DuPont Electronics & Imaging

As our devices become smaller, faster and cheaper, they make daily tasks more convenient -- and they can also save lives. For epilepsy patients like Andrew Ho’s daughter, a typical day can bring dangerous, even fatal, challenges. Ho shares how medical devices currently under development could make it possible for people with different kinds of challenges to lead normal lives. "No longer will they feel isolated and marginalized. No longer will they live in the shadows, afraid, ashamed, humiliated and excluded," he says.
Quote of the talk:

“Advances in technology are making it possible for people with different kinds of challenges and problems to lead normal lives.  And when that happens, our world will be a much more diverse and inclusive place, a better place for all of us to live.”

About the Speaker

Andrew Ho
Tech Evangalist

As a DuPont marketer, Andrew Ho develops new business opportunities in chemical engineering, semiconductors and electronics for electronic materials.

His latest project is navigating different solutions that will enable the building of a more powerful computing machine. He believes that better and more affordable technologies will help create a more diverse and inclusive society.


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About TED@DuPont

Transformation begins with the spark of something new.

In 2018, TED and DuPont began a partnership to do just that: TRANSFORM. As the world and our interactions grow more complex, so do our challenges. To solve for modern problems, we decided to pursue a new framework for innovation itself, one that considers all perspectives and outcomes in the calculus. This inaugural TED@DuPont event signifies a monumental step to unlock the institutional knowledge within the organization and showcase the New DuPont. Taking place in September 2019, at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, the day’s topics ranged from science, technology, and beyond. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED