MakeHealth meetup: personalised healthcare

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‘Open’ design applications in healthcare for and by citizens: how do you personalise designs? Discover the possibilities of digital fabrication for you as a healthcare professional, care giver, or citizen with a care need.

‘One size fits all’ is known in the clothing industry but does it work in healthcare? There are various examples of healthcare tools that are suitable for everyone. In practice, however, it appears that these tools are only really suitable for a small number of people. With the emergence of digital fabrication technology and the accessibility of online knowledge, it is possible for citizens and healthcare professionals to adapt (high-quality) healthcare applications to personal measurements or settings.

During this MakeHealth meetup we discuss how digital fabrication tools can be applied within healthcare. Together we discover the possibilities of parametric design: a form of design in which sizes can be easily adjusted. We discuss the use of hard- and software to make personalised tools with experts. And we show inspiring examples used in practice. Finally we discuss what the impact of this development means for our own situation and professional practice.

Ida Poortinga
Erik Robberts van E-nable NL

About Made4You
In Made4You, citizens, healthcare professionals and makers work together to design and develop personalised care applications. Healthcare has changed radically over the past century. For a growing group of citizens, products and services in healthcare are either too expensive, do not match their needs, or simply do not exist yet. With the advent of better technology, the possibilities for developing digital healthcare applications have increased. With MakeHealth we want to develop new, open design applications and publish them online.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 780298.