Adam Pantanowitz

Biotech, Hacking Humans & Robotics

Adam Pantanowitz is a fanatical technologist, who enjoys solving seemingly unsolvable problems. Since studying biomedical and electrical engineering, he has worked in the fields of biotech and software. Adam is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and is chartered internationally as an engineer. He is part of the Singularity University South Africa faculty with a focus on biotechnology and speaks about the future of technology with a focus on tech-human convergence.

Adam has been lecturing Engineering and Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg since 2009. His innovations have resulted in a number of patents, academic papers and the creation of the media interest piece “Brainternet” with its world-first, portable brain-internet livestream. His other collaborative projects include an eye-controlled wheelchair, a non-cognitive brain transmission channel that uses light and a thought-controlled robotic arm. Some of his other collaborative innovations include a hands-free controlled surgery interaction system, CPR monitoring system and a computer-based sign language interpreter.

He co-founded businesses AURA, Tariffic, Lawbuntu, among others and acted as CTO of VATIT, the world’s largest VAT reclaim business.

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SingularityU South Africa aims to build an empowered network of globally connected changemakers across Africa, who are able to innovate and implement solutions that will solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. SingularityU South Africa runs custom education, innovation and impact programmes that help others leverage rapidly accelerating technologies in innovative ways to unlock solutions that can positively impact millions of lives. We want to #futureproofAfrica into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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