São Paulo, Brazil
MsC and Computer Engineer graduated from the School of Engineering of the University of São Paulo and Designer in Sustainability from UMAPAZ. Fernando is the founder of AUIRE: Accessible Technologies, where developed a color and money identifier for the blind. He was professor at the Centro de Paula Souza, researcher with the Safety Analysis Group (GAS-USP), and member of the Poli Cidadã Committee. He works in the fields of assistive and social technologies. He worked on projects for rural and urban low-income communities in Sao Paulo, Tocantins, and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil in partnership with MIT's D-Lab. In 2007 he won the "Ser Empreendedor" award. Fernando was an Unreasonable Institute Fellow and a guest speaker at TEDxAmsterdam in 2010.