• Richard Kadri-Langford

For the series "a chat with the team": Michael Madekurozwa, Data Processing Engineer

Michael is part of our extremely hardworking engineering team, and his role consists of, the processing of data supplies the mechanical, electrical and optical information that is used in decision-making and often highlights areas that can be improved.


He joined the Occuity team at the end of 2021 as an Embedded Image Processing Engineer. He is a motivated, organised, resourceful and creative Imperial College Biomedical Engineer (MEng and PhD) with experience in prototype development, project management and regulatory work.


We had a chance to catch up with Michael and reflect on his experiences as an Engineer here at Occuity and what project excites him the most.

What do you think of Occuity’s work so far?


Occuity has cleverly defined a range of ophthalmic products, which have an immense amount of common technical ground but do not cannibalise each other’s market (Pachymeter, Axial length meter and Glucose sensor). The common technical ground across the range of products Occuity develops and the important health issues Occuity technology is aimed at providing the company with a strong core identity.


What is your role at Occuity and why is it important?


I am a data processing engineer, my role is important in both system development and the final product. From a final product usability perspective, in the final product data processing is important because the clinician ultimately needs information, which can be easily used to diagnose or treat a patient.


Which project/device are you most excited about and why?


All the projects at Occuity are special for different reasons (technical difficulty, benefit to humanity, inventiveness etc). At this point, the Occuity Indigo excites me the most.

While the Pachymeter, glucose sensor and axial length meter share a lot of common ground, the accuracy and repeatability requirements of the glucose sensor make it the most technically challenging project of the three. Technically challenging projects allow engineers the opportunity to hone and improve their crafts as well as think creatively (which is always fun!). Improvements in the glucose sensor frequently translate to improvements in another Occuity system; perhaps this is my way of subtly picking all the projects. I look forward to continuing to benefit from working across different products and teams within the organisation.


What do you think Occuity’s future will look like?


Occuity’s vision, identity and product line demonstrate a clear understanding of its core competencies and the needs of society. Their future looks very bright!


To meet more of our team and find out why they chose to work at Occuity Click here.

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