As a mechanical engineer, thinker, and tinkerer of gadgets, I’ve always been fascinated by the intersection of technology and humanity. My passion lies in harnessing the power of technology to solve real-world problems and make people’s lives better.
Award Winning Tech Innovator
The idea for MedicSignal, my latest venture, was born out of personal concern. With family scattered across Australia, I often found myself worrying about their well-being, particularly as the years passed and the challenges of aging came into play. Distance made it difficult to stay in constant contact, and the uncertainty of their health weighed heavily on my mind.
It was from this place of quiet concern that MedicSignal emerged. I envisioned a simple, wearable device that could provide peace of mind, not just for me, but for families everywhere. A device that would allow loved ones to say, “I’m here, I’m alright,” with a simple touch of a button.
The concept wasn’t born in the clamor of boardrooms or the pressure of market trends. Instead, it came from a place of deep empathy and a desire to make a positive impact on people’s lives. It was a solution driven by a personal need, and it’s that same human-centered approach that guides my work today.
My background in mechanical engineering has provided me with a solid foundation for innovation and problem-solving. I’ve always enjoyed taking apart gadgets to understand how they work, and this curiosity has fueled my entrepreneurial spirit.
Prior to MedicSignal, I founded Webbyword.com, a web-based tool for creating interactive online presentations. This venture taught me the importance of understanding user needs and translating those insights into effective product design.
In my spare time, I’m an avid writer and sailor. Writing allows me to explore my thoughts and ideas, while sailing provides a sense of freedom and connection to nature. Both pursuits complement my work in technology, as they encourage creativity, problem-solving, and a deep appreciation for the human experience.
MedicSignal is more than just a product; it’s a testament to the power of technology to bridge distances, foster connection, and provide peace of mind. It’s a reminder that innovation often stems from empathy, and that the best solutions are often born from a deep understanding of human needs.
I invite you to join me on this journey of technological innovation and human connection. Follow my endeavors here, where technology meets humanity, and let’s work together to create a world where everyone feels safe, connected, and empowered.
Bestowed upon John Hookway for his unwavering entrepreneurial spirit in founding MedicSignal. His vision, determination, and passion have brought this life-changing device to market, demonstrating the power of individual initiative to make a positive impact on the world.
Presented to John Hookway for his exceptional technical expertise in creating MedicSignal. His innovative use of technology has revolutionized the way we stay connected with loved ones, demonstrating the transformative power of technological innovation.
2022 Best Human-Centered Design
Honoring John Hookway for his empathetic and user-centric approach to product development. MedicSignal's success is a testament to his deep understanding of human needs and his ability to translate those insights into tangible solutions.