This Open Day is for all people interested in Make Health. Come and join, to brainstorm on your ideas, work on your prototype or get in touch with community members in the Make Health group to start a new MakeHealth project.
How can personal fabrication labs (like Fab Labs) and maker spaces be used to support stakeholders in healthcare in creating new solutions?
Due to the rise of digital fabrication and the unlimited access to knowledge that the internet provides us, everyone is able to make 'almost anything'. Big laboratories or industries are no longer a prerequisite in doing so.
In MakeHealth we team up with users. Together with patients, health professionals (in education), hospitals, (young) designers, artists and healthcare entrepreneurs, we explore how stakeholders in healthcare themselves can be creator of solutions, that support the illness and care processes and that contribute significantly to the empowerment of patients.
Quality of life is paramount. Furthermore, we also conduct the public debate about the possibilities and limits of makeable care and empowerment of patients. This practice is now embedded in the European project 'Made4You'.