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Lecture: Careables

Open Source Hardware for Care

Welcome to Careables!
Care-receivers, healthcare professionals and makers join forces to co-create careables: tailor-made open solutions that tackle permanent or temporary disability. Careables is an open and inclusive approach to healthcare based on digital fabrication and collaborative making. Our international team will share results and best practises of 3 years of co-creation and building a digital platform and a community that makes and shares open source hardware for health.

We will show the latest developments that were designed and made in co-creation formats in the Netherlands, Brazil, Ghana, Italy, Nepal, Germany and the online world. Diy lightening canes, e-scooter hacks for wheelchair users, and writing aids: things that make the lives of people with disabilities easier; tools that break down barriers and allow communication, shared openly for building a world that is more accessible for diverse individuals together.

Presented by: Sandra Mamitzsch, Isabelle Dechamps, Beatrice Barth, Paulien Melis and Enrico Bassi on behalf of the Careables community.


Day: 2020-12-29
Start time: 12:00
Duration: 00:40
Room: rC2
Track: Hardware & Making
Language: en



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