makehealth

Our public research and practice where we look at how individuals with healthcare challenges, together with professionals and makers, can embrace technology to come up with meaningful healthcare innovation. By doing that we make not only technology, but also innovation a more open, fair and inclusive practice.

 

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On Thursday 24 October, co-curator Paulien Melis will give a tour of the exhibition Chronic Health: It's only human?

 

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Waag is a regular guest at the annual Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. You can find us at different locations between 19-27 October.

 

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Together with designers, care professionals and scientists, we question our current design and innovation approaches.

 

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The Embassy of Health explores the challenges within healthcare and unites the different perspectives in the cross-over of technology, design, science, arts and healthcare.

 

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This exhibition at the Dutch Design Week 2019 highlights the power of design in transforming healthcare.

 

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This Open Day is for all people interested in MakeHealth.

 

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On June 27th, Waag presents works developed at The OtherAbilities workshop and a guest performance.

 

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Thames & Hudson has published the book Futurekind, with a chapter about our project MakeHealth.

 

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At the Milan Design Week, Waag will be present at the exhibition 'Design Collisions' at Cascina Cuccagna, curated by Laura Traldi.

 

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The conclusion of the third series MakeHealth: Prototyping at Contact Amsterdam with presentations and exhibitions of the participants.

 

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During a MedTech Meetup in Brussels the outcomes and the process of MakeHealth: Prototyping will be presented.

 

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Paulien Melis of Care at Waag will give an introduction on MakeHealth at the event 'The OtherAbilities' held at Broedplaats Lely.

 

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Do you have an idea for a care solution that makes everyday life easier? Develop your own prototype in MakeHealth: Prototyping.

 

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The third series of MakeHealth: Prototyping starts 9 March 2019 at Makerspace Contact in Amsterdam.

 

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How can scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, citizens and creatives best work on solutions for urban issues together?

 

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During this meetup on 10 November we present the results of the second MakeHealth: Prototyping series at Contact Amsterdam.

 

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Op de dag van de Witte Stok presenteert Debby Marchena het prototype van haar lichtgevende wittte stok die is ontwikkeld tijdens MakeHealth: prototyping reeks in FabLab Amsterdam.

 

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Zeven exhibits curated and supported by Waag at the exhibition 'Chronic Health' at the Dutch Design Week 2018.

 

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Waag is present at the Dutch Design Week 2018 with the Embassy of Health.

 

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Design care applications at the Embassy of Health during the Dutch Design Week 2018. We have space for 15 enthusiastic thinkers and makers.

 

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What kind of prototype for an open healthcare solution can you develop in eight weeks? We look back at the projects of the first series MakeHealth Prototyping.

 

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For eight weeks, more than 20 participants could be found in the Fab Lab working on an open healthcare solution.

 

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The second series of MakeHealth: Prototyping starts 22 September 2018 at Makerspace Contact.

 

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During this meetup on 5 July we present the results of the MakeHealth: Prototyping series and the online platform Careables. A new series of prototyping will start next September at Contact, Amsterdam.

 

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Do you have an idea for a solution that makes everyday life easier? Are you a maker who likes to use his craftsmanship to realize healthcare solutions? Then we are looking for you!

 

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Can we apply digital fabrication tools for healthcare applications? And how can we personalise designs?

 

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In this MakeHealth MeetUp, experts explain the opportunities and challenges of ‘makeable healthcare’ and show inspiring examples.

 

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In the DIY Healthcare workshop ten curious and inquisitive citizens gathered to create open solutions in healthcare.

 

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Paulien Melis of Waag will give a MakeHealth workshop at Re:publica 17 in Berlin on May 9th. In MakeHealth we believe that every citizen is able to design, develop and make a personalised solution or medical device that benefits their personal health and wellbeing.

 

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We will discuss what is possible when patients and providers take matters into their own hands and start making solutions for health related challenges themselves. We want to explore what this effort means for individuals, and for the complex web of expensive healthcare institutions in which healthcare is nowadays organized.

 

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7-02-2018

MakeHealth #3

The 16th of June, the third MakeHealth Meetup will be part of the "Care in the City" program of Pakhuis de Zwijger, where we will be hosting another meeting around the theme of MakeHealth.

 

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19-01-2018

Made4You

In the European project, Made4You, we're building an international learning community of makers, care recipients, and healthcare professionals over a three year period.

 

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Ida Poortinga has won the IMDI Talent award 2015-2016 for her research study on the 3D printed finger splint, that therapists and patients can easily design themselves. The digital design can be send to a company that produces the medical aid with a 3D printer.

 

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Sabine Wildevuur works three months as a research fellow at Fondation Brocher in Switzerland to write a study about the social impact of new eHealth and telemedicine-applications.

 

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From her ambition to explore the potential of new technologies for the development of healthcare products, Ida Poortinga - Master student Biomedical Engineering at the University of Groningen - came to the Waag and was enthusiastic to take up this issue. In this blogpost Ida will explain her graduation project “Local fabrication of a custom-fit finger splint, using parametric design and additive manufacturing”.

 

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Suffering from a malformed or painful finger? In many cases, a finger splint can help. A precise fit is required.

 

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nspiration and acknowledgment is what MakeHealth is about. MakeHealth is a program that explores how patients and healthcare professionals could create solutions for their own personal challenges. This blogpost aims to give an impression of the changing roles of patients and healthcare professionals by stringing together the statements and visions of the different speakers at the third MakeHealth meetup at Pakhuis de Zwijger.

 

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On the 9th of March, the doors of 'Huis de Pinto' were open for everyone interested around the theme of 'MakeHealth'. Healthcare experts, pioneers in DIY healthcare, students, patients and other interested in the topic came together to discuss what is possible when patients and providers take matters into their own hands, and start making solutions for health related challenges themselves.

 

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On 15 December, there was a first explorative meeting around the theme MakeHealth, a project about the role of Fablabs and DIY making in the context of health and care.

 

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4-12-2015

MakeHealth

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.

 

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Waag is a regular guest at the annual Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, with a main focus on the future of healthcare with the Embassy of Health.