Participatory design for healthcare
Care-receivers, healthcare professionals and designers join forces to co-create careables: tailor-made open solutions that tackle permanent or temporary disability.
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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak we are doing our part, because we believe healthcare concerns all. Therefore it requires the contribution of all humans as a collectivity. Since the last week we have been collecting useful solutions, stories, and information to help you navigate and orient yourselves.
Let’s stay all safe, healthy digitally distributed!
To care means to be concerned and feel affection, being able expresses the possibility and capability of doing something. Caregivers and care-receivers team up with people who have technical and design skills to solve real needs.
Each disability, both physical or cognitive, permanent or temporary, should be faced with solutions that address relevant problems, contain costs and, nonetheless, care about aesthetics.
Careables.org is an open and inclusive platform for people to find, share and actively co-create healthcare solutions together, according to your needs, your skills, your interests.
We develop and collect resources that are relevant to learn more about principles and practices to innovate healthcare and to contribute significantly in careables dissemination and distribution.
Why do I need design?
Is a careable a medical device? Are others using careables and how can it be right for me?
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What skills are required?
Who makes careables?
How can a careable help my work?
What type of documentation is available?
Are there any healthcare specific design guidelines?
Can I share a project?
Behind Careables.org there is a wide range of partners with different backgrounds and know-how.
We are makers, designers, healthcare professionals, anthropologists from all over the world. Our ambition is to help you assess the right method and approach to solve your needs.
We’re interested in collaborations that make better healthcare for everyone.
Browse through the most frequent issues and questions.