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MakeHealth: Prototyping III

March 9 - April 18

People sitting on benches – probably working on their new Careables projects.

The third series of MakeHealth: Prototyping starts 9 March 2019 at Makerspace Contact in Amsterdam.

Do you have an idea for a care solution that makes everyday life easier? Or have an aid of which you think it could be designed better? Are you a designer, an experiential expert, a healthcare professional, or an informal carer with a great idea for a healthcare solution?

At MakeHealth: Prototyping you’ll be working in a team on a concrete question once per week over an seven-week period. This question could be about developing a new solution to a problem or improving an existing tool.

With MakeHealth we want to develop new, open design applications and publish these online. Your solution, including all the design files and instructions will become available on the international platform Careables. That means anyone can reproduce or adapt your solution. So you not only helping your team, but society as a whole will benefit!

Register here

Video from the first Prototyping Series

Practical information

All meetings of MakeHealth: Prototyping II will take place on Saturday from 10:00 till 14:00 hrs. The next series starts on 9 March 2019. The last meeting will be on 18 April. Participation is free. The prime language will be Dutch, but don’t worry, we can easily switch to English when necessary. Register via the link provided above.

Prior knowledge of digital manufacturing and technology is not required as we’ll focus on this during the workshops. However, we do expect you to attend all the workshops, so that your team have enough time to complete their project.


All meetings take place at Makerspace Contact; a location that is fully accessible by wheelchair users. The address is: Contactweg 47, 1014 AN Amsterdam. The location can easily be reached by metro near station Amsterdam Sloterdijk and has parking facilities nearby.


Meeting 1 – 9 March
Introduction to the theme, possible topics, and formation of teams. Each team begins brainstorming ideas about possible solutions. Joint decision on team’s direction going forward.

Meeting 2 – 16 March
Research on possible applications, materials, and techniques. Start first designs.

Meeting 3 – 23 March
Developing designs: create drawings or models, choose material and plan for production. Start prototyping.

Meeting 4 – 30 March
Creating prototype. Experiment with materials and manufacturing techniques.

Meeting 5 – 6 April
Finish prototype and documentation.

Exposition – 18 April
Presentation of final prototypes. Looking back on learning moments and tips.


March 9
April 18
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Contactweg 47
Amsterdam, NH 1014AN Netherlands


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