David: Inventors are dreamers

Growing up amid the aftermath of civil war, David Sengeh was inspired to improve prosthetic limbs, observing the challenges faced by amputees firsthand. He innovatively used MRI scans to design more comfortable prosthetic sockets through 3D printing, testing his solutions with veterans and Boston Marathon bombing survivors.

David’s work led to a TED fellowship in 2014, where he highlighted his mission to solve prosthetic discomfort. His achievements were recognized with inclusion in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2014. After earning his PhD from MIT in 2016, David joined the Sierra Leone government as chief innovation officer and later became the Minister of Education, focusing on technology access for children and speaking globally about his work.

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