Today, International Women's Day, we would like to highlight the role of women in the technology and innovation sector, using our colleague Maria Esther Martínez as an example. In this article, she tells us about her experiences and her personal journey in science and engineering. We hope that her story will serve as an inspiration to other women who wish to develop professionally in this field.
Esther is a biomedical hardware and software integration engineer. This term can be a bit complicated to understand, so Esther explains what her job consists of: "In my day-to-day work, I am in charge of coordinating the integration of the software and hardware elements in the project. That is, I am in charge of defining the requirements to be met by both parts to ensure the operation we need. As well as testing to verify the results obtained after integration to ensure the performance and usability of the product".
Of the products created by INBENTUS such as the VERSATILE ICU ventilator and the VIATORE transport and emergency ventilator, Esther has been a key player in the development of the architecture and systems integration of both models. Demonstrating that women and men can be at the same level when designing and implementing innovative technology.
"Nowadays there are no male or female careers, simply if you feel the curiosity to know how the world around you works, either for a more theoretical or more practical part, go for it, because although the path is not easy, the views are beautiful."