There are so many niche needs related to health & wellbeing which cannot be filled by established commercial solutions. That applies to the global north and even more to the global south. However, digital fabrication and ICTs combined allow for co-developing open source (connected) hardware solutions that are designed for production in makerspaces to fill this gap.
This monthly meetup aims to bring people with special needs, makers, designers and other experts together for creating open source solutions in the broad field of health & wellbeing. In these sessions we would like to ideate and prototype related (connected) hardware products with you that can be replicated and improved in every well equipped makerspace in the world. We will use all kinds of prototyping techniques, be it simple manual model making, lasercutting, CNC-milling with a Datron NEO or 3D-printing with FDM or SLA technology. Maker skills and/or experience with special health & wellbeing needs will be particularly helpful, yet everybody who wants to contribute is most welcome. The results will contribute to a global network that we are currently building with partner organizations and hopefully you on careables.org.
ON THE 29TH OF JUNE TILL THE 1ST OF JULY WE'LL IDEATE AND PROTOTYPE SOLUTIONS FOR HEARING-RELATED CHALLENGES.
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