Jose Gomez-Marquez, Little Devices Lab
Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Short Hand-on Seminar on DIY Medical Technology
Build medical device kits to empower patients and clinicians to make novel health devices.
What happens when everyone can make their own medical device? What are the drivers of how to democratize the basics of human health technology? The basics of DIY Medical Device Design and its implications are discussed in a series of hands-on activities and discussions to cover topics such as
- (Re) fabrication of medical technology
- The pharmacies in our garages
- The EpiPen vs. The Nerf Gun and what we can do about it
- How mom's can design and make their own Zika tests
- The future of patient data if we make it ours
- A look at how a hospital makerspace operates
- The MakerNurse program
The disparities in affordable healthcare technology are a growing part of increasing healthcare costs globally. This course aims to teach affordable prototyping and design strategies for health technology and medicine that can be applied to improve patient care in a variety of settings: both low-income and high-income economies, at patients' homes and in hospitals.
This one day seminar serves an an introduction to HST S.47 MakerLab, a two-week hands on sister course also offered during IAP.
For more information visit http://makerlab.mit.edu/
E-mail us: email@example.com
Time: January 10th, 9:30am to 3pm
Sponsor(s): Institute for Medical Engineering & Science
Contact: Jose Gomez-Marquez, N52-373G, 617 674-7516, firstname.lastname@example.org