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Monday, November 12 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Plenary Session # 3: Design Products for Diverse Global Populations

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While products are typically designed and manufactured to be sold into large diverse communities, the risk profile of those products can vary from person to person within those communities. Best practices in product design dictate that pre-market risk assessments should take into account particular risks that may be presented to more vulnerable members of society, in particular children, the elderly and those with disabilities.  At the same time, there are strong imperatives to ensure that, wherever appropriate, groups in the community are not shut out of access to the benefits and enjoyment of products, and not exposed to additional risks, by reason of their particular differences or vulnerabilities.
This session will explore the concept of inclusivity in product design, and considering ways in which safety can be managed within that concept.  It will include a discussion of “applied anthropometry”, a tool used to guide the design of products by reference to the variations in physical characteristics of people.
By focusing on diversity and inclusion in a more holistic way, the concept of product safety can be taken to new level. This session will consider these issues from a number of perspectives, providing expert insights and perspectives from a range of stakeholders into ways in which the key objectives can be met.

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Claire Temple

Special Counsel, Cooley LLP
Claire Temple, Special Counsel at Cooley LLP. An international products lawyer and regulatory specialist, Claire helps clients navigate the world of international product regulation to understand their compliance obligations and risk when designing and developing consumer products so... Read More →

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Vladimir Brajkovic

Development Function Manager, IKEA
Vladimir Brajkovic joined IKEA of Sweden in 2016 as Product Requirements and Compliance Manager. Since 2017 he is the Development Function Manager, responsible for Enabling engineering capabilities, Requirements development, Packaging, Product verification, Material management, Product... Read More →
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Matt Dickman

Technical Program Manager, Health & Safety, Oculus VR
Matthew Dickman leads the product health and safety efforts at Oculus with a focus on real-world utilization. Prior to joining Oculus, Matt spent 9 years working in medical imaging driving worldwide applications for portable CT scanners, most recently with Samsung. He has a passion... Read More →
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Chiara Giovannini

Senior Manager, Policy & Innovation, Deputy Secretary General, ANEC
Chiara Giovannini works for ANEC since 2002, first as Programme Manager and presently as Senior Manager, Policy & Innovation and Deputy Secretary General.  Apart from Deputising for the Secretary General, she leads ANEC's works on Accessibility and Digital Society and is responsible... Read More →

Monday November 12, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room AB-OA Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB), Rue Froissart 36, 1040, Brussels, Belgium

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