Gillian Henker, GHDI alumni, leads the product development of Sisu’s portfolio. After spending a year working with clinicians in Kumasi, Ghana, Gillian founded DIIME with several others in order to commercialize impactful technologies. She was CEO and President of DIIME for three years during which time she participated in the Hub Ventures Accelerator program (now Better Ventures). She has been featured with DIIME in Forbes and has presented at the Appropriate Healthcare Technologies for Developing Countries Seminar in London.
Sisu Global Health is a for-profit medical device company that grew out of a GHDI academic program project.
Understanding the subtle cultural difficulties in the setting of intended use is close to impossible without the full immersion into that setting. Without knowing the true difficulties and how they are managed, other teams who we have had contact with have difficulty meeting the demands of their end users. Other student design teams struggle to fully understand the user requirements and find it hard to achieve them with a completed prototype based off literature before initiating contact with the end user.
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