Dr Sudesh Sivarasu: Clinician-centred Innovator

4 Nov 2016 - 18:30

Dr Sudesh Sivarasu’s path to becoming a clinician-centered inventor of biomedical devices has had its twists and turns. Trying to figure out why his first invention, a type of knee prosthesis, had not made it to market, he realised that up to that point he had considered the patient to be the central client in the innovation process. Later he realised that in fact it should be the clinician. The patient remained the end user, but the clinician was the one who had to buy the device or at the very least sign off on its use. This had a revolutionary effect on the user-friendliness and effectiveness of his devices. Read the full story on UCT News.