News and events
PPE list_ Covid 19 Resources
A series of useful open-source projects in the time of Covid 19
PPE Playbook for Makers
A guide for makers’ contributions to the healthcare system
Careables Training Kit
A set of guidelines and templates to organise participatory co-design process in open source healthcare solutions
Open Source Medical Devices – A visual Guide for Makers
An introduction to the regulations to design, commercialize and distribute an open source medical device in EU
A maker lab fighting Covid-19 in Brazil
The first month of a maker lab against Covid-19 in northeastern Brazil
Seven future careables
Prototyping in Amsterdam closes the first series of MakeHealth
The healthcare environment can greatly benefit from well-established design processes: they provide tools and expertise to develop solutions for people’s specific needs. Designers’ approach is to ensure that people are the focal point of a care solution, by empathically partnering with people with different backgrounds and expertise and by iterative prototyping.
The materials collected in this page are aimed to offer a first glimpse of successful application of this symbiosis and some theoretical and practical know-how on how to start off.
Stories, news and events are accessible on this platform, both online and offline. In our Resources section you have always access to downloadable materials, and on each resource you will find instructions on how to make good use of them. Use cases are a selection of careables that we believe are representative of good careable principles: well designed, in terms of process, and well documented. You can read them on Welder.app website, where all careables are stored. By exploring their documentation and other features you can get a practical sense of what means to deal with careables’ practical issues and potential.
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