Aaron Horowitz: Can a teddybear change how children relate to their own disease?

About this talk: Aaron Horowitz wants to empower some of the most vulnerable individuals - children fighting for their health - in the struggle against their own disease. He believes the solution is play. He creates smart toys that give children fun ways to engage with, understand and communicate their health - transforming how they and their families relate to their disease and each other.

About this speaker

Aaron Horowitz is a maker. From sculptures to business, he is fascinated with taking ideas from concept to reality. He is co-founder and CEO of Sproutel, creator of Jerry the Bear – a smart toy for health and wellness education. He holds a degree in Mechatronics and User Interaction Design from Northwestern University and serves on Design for America’s advisory board. When unplugged, Aaron is carving stone or surfing.

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