To innovate, dissolve disciplinary boundaries

Bioengineer Elishai Ezra echoes Plato's idea of oneness of knowledge, and demonstrates how breakthroughs emerge out of cross-connectivity of disciplines. Ezra's own polymathic training has led him to co-invent the 'Glove Tricorder' and research diabetic retinopathy, the most common causes of blindness in the west.

Recorded at INK2013, Kochi, Kerala


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Elishai Ezra


Elishai’s polymathic training in Electrical and Bioengineering, Life Sciences, History and Philosophy lead him to found Jerusalem’s Centre for Trans-disciplinary Innovation, looking at complex questions like the origins of life and alternatives to monetary economics. A recent graduate of Singularity University, Elishai has co-invented new medical interfaces like the ‘Glove Tricorder’ to seamlessly integrate technology into the patient-physician relationship. He is based at the Hebrew University where he is a PhD candidate for Bioengeering, teaches mathematical programming, and received the 2013 Nano-science and Nano-technology award.

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