We use our biomedical engineering expertise to prioritise accessibility by rethinking medical device design.
Gokul is a Mechanical Engineer (University of Cape Town), Biomedical Engineering (University of Cape Town), Inventor, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder. During his Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, Gokul developed a number of technologies, including a reloadable adrenaline auto-injector (known as the ZiBiPen) as well as a novel drill guide test rig for patella femoral ligament surgery.
Outside of the work space, he loves to hike and take photographs (particularly landscapes). He is regarded as one of Cape Town’s most talented landscape photographers. He loves animals, especially dogs, and tries to spend as much time in nature as he possibly can. His idea of an ideal evening is spending time with friends or enjoying a really great book.
His inspiration behind Impulse is primarily motivated by his desire to see his technologies used by patients that need them and their frustration that research outputs rarely reach market.
Gokul lives by the motto that life is a journey, not a sprint. Take your time when you can and enjoy they view.
Giancarlo is a Mechanical Engineer (University of Pretoria), Biomedical Engineer (University of Cape Town), Inventor, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder. During his Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, Giancarlo developed and invented a number of medical technologies in the fields of sports medicine, asthma, allergy, orthopaedics and public health for example: a knee joint ligament laxity measurement stress radiography device (now called the Laxmeter), a reusable sleeve attachment to enhance the usability of the standard metered dosage inhaler sleeve attachment, a needle and sharp crushing device for rural clinics etc.
Outside of the work space, he enjoys calisthenics, playing guitar as well as ukulele and happens to be a real foodie (everyday can be a small cheat day, haha). He enjoys taking long walks and playing sports.
His inspiration behind Impulse is primarily motivated by his to desire to ensure affordability and accessibility to healthcare. He is passionate about finding real world solutions to real world problems.
Giancarlo lives by the moto – “If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time.” Will Smith.
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