Three ways to ensure health tech innovation benefits all

January 30, 2022

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As digital technologies become widespread in our lives, they have enormous potential to influence health and wellbeing. To get the most out of them, we need a new form of innovation focused on those who face the toughest barriers. And that means developing these technologies with historically marginalised people rather than for them.

History shows that the implications of inventions typically emerge well after their initial adoption. Over time, we begin to see the possibilities: mobile phones with touchscreens; an internet that delivers critical information and services and connects people around the world; cars that can operate autonomously.

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