Gendered innovations have the potential to help change society for the better by scientifically analyzing gender differences and what they mean at the deepest level. With heart disease, for example, research found that women are at higher risk of having its onset go unnoticed, so the number of female-specific heart facilities is increasing. In the automobile industry, completely different crash test dummies for men and women are used in accident simulations to accurately assess injury risks. We take a look at these and other innovations brought about through studying gender differences.
Sasaki Narie (Project Professor, Institute for Gendered Innovations, Ochanomizu University)