One World Tech
Mick Ebeling discusses the power of creativity in innovation. Mick Ebeling has successfully developed three inventive programs designed to help disabled and paralyzed individuals, EyeWriter and BrainWriter, as well as Project Daniel. Mick’s EyeWriter, considered by Time Magazine as the 50 Best Inventions, is an interface that allows those with full paralysis to communicate through the use of their eye movements. He also shares insight about his work with Not Impossible Labs, an award-winning non-profit, founded on the principle of Technology for the Sake of Humanity.
20:57 | 2013
Recently named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders, a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and listed as one of the world’s most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Mick Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation. Ebeling is a film/ television/ commercial producer, philanthropist, technology trailblazer, author, ENTREPRENEUR and public speaker. Ebeling is CEO of Not Impossible, an organization that develops creative solutions to address real-world problems.
Not Impossible Labs was founded on Mick’s firm belief that nothing is impossible. With no technical background in ocular recognition technology, Ebeling created Not Impossible’s first project: The Eyewriter. An open source, low-cost, DIY device, The Eyewriter enables individuals with paralysis to communicate and create art using only the movement of their eyes. Time Magazine named The Eyewriter one of the “Top 50 Inventions of 2010,” and the device is now part of MoMA’s permanent collection.
Not Impossible’s latest endeavor, Project Daniel, now celebrates its 2-year anniversary. The subject of Intel’s “Look Inside” campaign, Project Daniel enabled Ebeling to fly to Sudan to 3-D-print prosthetic limbs and fit them for children of the war-torn region. He then left the equipment behind with trained locals to continue his work, thus creating the world’s first 3-D printing prosthetic lab and training facility. Arms are printed within hours and cost $100. Time Magazine said, “It’s hard to imagine any other device doing more to make the world a better place.” Project Daniel earned many awards and had over 1 Billion media impressions in a single year.