Linda Franco, inventor of a jacket that turns the body into an interface for mobile and virtual reality apps.
Nine Mexican trailblazers were recognized Thursday at the first Latin American edition of the Innovators Under 35 Summit, sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology Review.
The Mexico City summit brought together 35 people identified as the most innovative young leaders in Latin America to present their work in biotechnology and medicine, energy and transportation, hardware and software, mobile business and robotics.
During a 12-hour session the innovators, categorized as inventors, entrepreneurs, visionaries, humanitarians and pioneers by the MIT Technology Review, spokes about their projects.
The lone Mexican visionary was Linda Franco, 30, who presented her design of a jacket that turns the wearer’s entire body into an interface for mobile and virtual reality apps.