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TEDxBrainport 2012 - Caroline Hummels - Take the first person perspective to transform together

TEDxBrainport 2012 - Making the FutureCaroline HummelsWe face many challenges in healthcare today -- an aging population, chronic diseases and increasingly unhealthy lifestyles. How can we open a door to a world where affordable healthcare is available to everyone. Caroline Hummels draws on her own experiences to give a passionate talk on how we can transform our society towards a smart environment of sustainable healthcare.About Caroline HummelsCaroline Hummels is intrigued by designing, studying and communicating about opportunities for people to change their lives and for society to transform, through aesthetic interaction with open and innovative systems and products. She pursues this quest in her function as professor at the department of Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology, as well as in her role as theme leader of Smart Environment, [email protected]/e. She is inspired by the unknown, she beliefs in the designerly ability to trust intuition, curiosity and complexity, and she beliefs in the power of making, preferably in the real life context with all stakeholders (yes ALL) involved.About TEDxBrainport 2012 - Making the FutureThere are many challenges in the world today. Hunger and disease continue to affect large parts of the developing world. Financial instability is halting progress in developed countries. We're running out of resources and changing the natural world in ways we don't totally understand. How can we make a better future? Discover the next big bordering-on-crazy ideas for humanity at TEDxBrainport 2012. Health - Can we cure the sick? About TEDx.TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos -- sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
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