prototyping

A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from. It is a term used in a variety of contexts, including semantics, design, electronics, and software programming. A prototype is generally used to evaluate a new design to enhance precision by system analysts and users.

 

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

 

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

 

What is involved when developing an app for improving the neighborhood together with residents? A first prototype emerged from co-creation sessions with Buitenveldert residents.

 

In the RICHES project we explore the use of new technologies for cultural heritage experiences as one of the important aspects for change.

 

From interactive playgrounds to online tools that predict future climate changes and apps that could prevent sport injuries. Just some examples of 50 innovative applications that were shown on 2 October 2014 during the The Big Future of Data event of the COMMIT/ research programme.

 

It has been a while without an update on ‘Measuring Less to Feel More’, a project that aims at rethinking the care of diabetes. And many things happened!

 

With the kind help of The Kennedys at Wieden+Kennedy, a new video (Self Adjustable Prosthesis) has been made about the development of the low cost prosthesis at Fablab Amsterdam.

 

Designer Mickael Boulay visited the O&P World Congress to present the Low Cost Prosthesis. Looking at the exhibitions and the lectures, the two sides of the prosthetic world (which were visible already a few years ago when our Low Cost Prosthesis project kicked-off) still face each other.

 

Mickael Boulay joined Waag last January as designer. And somewhere at the top of his to-do list is continuing his 'Measuring less to feel more' project, which aims at rethinking the care of Diabetes type II.

 

Connectivity Lab Live celebrated the new Connectivity Lab at Medea, Malmö University with a two-day creators event exploring innovative prototyping in the field of connected devices and social media. The event gathered visionaries, designers, programmers, makers and other creative minds for ideas and inspiration, talks, workshops, exhibitions and a 24-hour prototype challenge on 7-8 December 2012.

 

Over the last couple of months, Mickael Boulay developed a glucose meter in collaboration with Waag. This enables diabetics to measure the condition of their blood via an intuitive light feedback. With this project he won the Renee Smeets-prize for the best student of the Design Academy. Also, the project was published in the Dutch newspaper NRC and could be seen in the TV-show AVRO's Kunstuur.about:blank