Beyond Disruption 12: The Bionic Hero and Mechatronic Engineer with Tilly Lockey & Nick Dechev

May 24, 2019

In this episode of the Beyond Disruption podcast, we’re at the SingularityU Canada Summit 2019 with Tilly Lockey, Ambassador and Speaker for Open Bionics, and Nick Dechev, Biomedical System Design and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Victoria.

You’ll discover:

  • What are mechatronics?
  • How 3D printing is helping amputees across the world.
  • What the Victoria Hand Project’s mission is.
  • How to empower disabled people.
  • The way Open Bionoics transforms lives.

Connect with Tilly Lockey

Tilly Lockey (Tilly’s Story, @GiveTillyaHand ) was 15 months old when she was diagnosed with Meningococcal Septicaemia strain. At the age of eight, she became an ambassador for Open Bionics to inspire other amputees. Though she was already independent, the Hero Arm has enabled her to do more and live more. Besides being an inspirational speaker and a representative, you can see Tilly creating makeup tutorials on her Twitter.

Connect with Nick Dechev

Nick Dechev (LinkedIn, @NickDechev) is a Specialist in Engineering Design and Research with 18 years of experience in Mechatronic System Design. As a leader of the Victoria Hand Project, Nick is involved primarily on project direction and vision, the establishment of international partnerships, organization and project management, fundraising, and contract and document preparation. Nick is the original designer of the TBM Hand prosthesis in 1999, on which the Victoria Hand is based.

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