Medical student, Anuraag Vazirani, and fellow colleagues from St Cross College, recently published a paper in the journal Scientific Reports, in which they introduce Innovation Enhancing Techniques (IETs) to address challenges in healthcare and biomedicine, offering a versatile framework for creative solutions. Their study aims to give entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers a toolkit to create innovative solutions to problems they are trying to solve. By adapting a technique called ‘BrainSwarming’, which enables a problem-solver to overcome psychological obstacles to thinking up new solutions to a problem, they can effectively generate innovative solutions – an alternative to traditional ‘brainstorming’.
The collaborative work of distinguished St Cross Fellow Professor Julian Savulescu , and Sebastian Porsdam Mann, a final-year DPhil student at St Cross, alongside Anuraag Vazirani (a medical student at the University of Oxford), and Tony McCaffrey (an accomplished AI researcher) has resulted in the publication of a significant paper in the Nature group journal, Scientific Reports. Their work introduces Innovation Enhancing Techniques (IETs) to address challenges in healthcare and biomedicine, offering a versatile framework for creative solutions.