SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS & READINGS
Select from a range of topics and formats
for your Autumn reading, viewing, or listening,
curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee.
DID YOU KNOW? for November 22 – December 5, 2022
Did You Know… Two Kenyan inventors, David Gathu and Moses Kinyua, have created the world’s first bio-robotic arm operated by brain signals. In 2020, during the Covid-19 epidemic, as they were trying to develop tools to safely decontaminate surfaces in public areas, they came up with an electronic prosthetic arm-type device. When Kenyans adopted other ways to handle decontamination, Gathu and Kinyua were able to repurpose their invention as a device to help the disabled with the revolutionary feature of control via the wearer’s brain signals.
Visit the Social Justice Webpage for more about David Gathu and Moses Kinyua or past DID YOU KNOW? features.
DID YOU KNOW? – spotlighting notable contributions made by non-mainstream individuals you might not have learned or read about. Suggestions for inclusions are welcome (send to Kathy at: firstname.lastname@example.org).