'Open' design applications in healthcare for and by citizens: how does that work? What is needed to share solutions with each other? And what are the legal frameworks? During this meetup the results of MakeHealth: prototyping and the online platform Careables are presented while we discuss the future of sharing care solutions.
With the emergence of digital fabrication technology and the accessibility of online knowledge, citizens, healthcare professionals and designers can make (high quality) healthcare applications themselves. How can these locally produced solutions have a global impact? What is needed to share these open healthcare solutions?
In the MakeHealth: prototyping series designers, healthcare professionals, carers and people with a care need designed and realised new healthcare solutions in the Fablab Amsterdam. During this meetup we look back on their experiences and the challenges they encountered during the prototyping process.
We introduce the online platform Careables where open healthcare solutions can be documented and shared worldwide. With a legal expert we then discuss the legal and ethical frameworks and the options of sharing healthcare solutions. Additionally the makers show their prototypes of open healthcare solutions and we round off Makehealth:prototyping in celebratory style with a drink!
- Griet Verhenneman from KU Leuven.
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.