As innovation fellow of Disability-Tech Lifeforce, Hanrog Kang is developing within Big Innovation Centre an international taskforce on social innovation within disability related technologies. He focuses on making reasonable governance, and an efficient entrepreneurial approach, to the socio-cultural adoption of emerging technologies (such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Big Data, Neural Science and Robotic Technology) for improving the working-life experience of people with disabilities.
He brings a wealth of experience. As an academic specialist of medical humanities, Hanrog founded Omnibus, a comprehensive medical humanities course for medical students in South Korea, focusing on medical ethics, medical history and medical sociology combining clinical aspects in medicine.
Dr Hanrog Kang has degrees from Chungnam National University-South Korea (BA Political Science and International Relations, 1995), School of Oriental and African Studies-University of London-U.K (PG Dip European Cultural Studies, 2000) and University of Oxford-U.K (MSc 2002 and PhD Medical History of East Asia 2019).
“Although the biggest tech companies’ use of Future Tech within their products is giving more opportunity for everyone to use simpler tech features, there is not yet enough attention with how emerging technology could transform the lives of disabled people.”