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Exploring the intersection of human-centered-design and rehab technology

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Exploring the intersection of human-centered-design and rehab technology

What the future of rehab care can look like when we combine the innovations in technology with their applications in real-life practice.
December 4, 2022

Exploring the intersection of human-centered-design and rehab technology

Episode 40: Interview with Sarah Thomas

Sarah has an expansive range of expertise, we chose to deep dive on the importance of human-centered design in this episode. We’ll be sure to welcome Sarah back on the show in the coming months to explore other areas that she is working in to advance access to rehab.

About Our Guest

Sarah Thomas is an accomplished leader of innovation. She serves as a global aging expert advising startups, large corporations and investors, with nearly 20 years dedicated to transforming the aging experience. Sarah is CEO of multinational staff-hosting company, MezTal in Guadalajara & CEO of the consulting firm Delight by Design, creating age-inclusive products, brands, spaces and experiences that delight the consumer at every age. Sarah has held key leadership positions across the US and Asia, developing and implementing strategic corporate innovation initiatives, including change management. She serves as Executive-in-Residence at Aging2.0,Principal Fellow in the Nexus Insights firm for aging transformation, and co- founder of AgeTech News. She formerly led all commercial activity for Seismic Holdings – a Silicon Valley-based company shaping human potential through integration of apparel and robotics to augment human strength and performance. Sarah’s commercial expertise helped position the organization for esteemed recognition by the World Economic Forum, Fast Company, The Economist and CES. Prior to Seismic, Sarah led all global innovation for the largest post-acute care provider in the US, Genesis, serving more than 55,000 individuals a day. She combines her Occupational Therapy expertise with her operational, clinical and entrepreneurial experience to inspire global improvements in design and systems innovation worldwide. She designed an innovation center in China as a part of a vitality initiative to improve the health and well-being of global communities. A published author, she serves in multiple advisory positions, sits on numerous boards and is an accomplished keynote speaker on topics like healthy longevity and aging innovations

In the News:

NHL Defenseman Kris Letang Has 2nd Stroke

David’s post about his first stroke on know stroke blog : https://knowstroke.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/a-new-defensive-position-for-kris-letang-stroke-defense/

NHL update: https://www.nhl.com/news/kris-letang-second-stroke/c-338220142

Show Credits:

Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777.

Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline!

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