Beginning to Make Health [#makehealth]


Cool Toys Pic of the Day - Maker Movement Meets Healthcare
Cool Toys Pic of the Day – Maker Movement Meets Healthcare

In the blog series “Health Fair Meet Maker Faire” (parts one, two, and three), I was talking about the exciting idea of looking at commonalities between the maker movement and the shifting landscape of patient engagement in healthcare.

We went wild with brainstorming and excitement. I’ll share more of the ideas we developed here in the next post on #makehealth. (Oh, #makehealth is our hashtag. Feel free to use it, and we’ll be tracking it.) At that time, no one had done a health-themed Maker Faire, but what we didn’t know was that there were some others in the works. After all, as we had noticed, it seemed like a really obvious idea! Evidently so. We did immediately notice the collection of health-themed maker events collected by Make Media.

Maker Faire: Health: http://makerfaire.com/category/science/health/

I took the just the first page of their entries and looked at the subject headings used for those to get an idea of the topics being tied into health makering.

3D Printing
Arduino
Art & Design
Bicycles
Biology
Biotech
Craft
Crochet
Culture
DIY Projects
Education
Electronics
Energy
Engineering
Food
Fun & Games
Gadgets
Getting Started
GPS
Hacks
Hands On
Health
Home
Invention
Kids & Family
Knitting
Maker < 18yo.
Makerspaces
Media
Open Source Hardware
Raspberry Pi
Robotics
Science
Scratch
Sewing
Start Up
Sustainability
Toys
Wearables
Writing
Young Makers

Pretty cool list, isn't it? Really, you should go explore their collection. For me, the coolest one to find was the post about MakerNurse.

Makers in the Nursing Unit: Lessons Learned from America’s Amazing MakerNurses: http://makerfaire.com/makers/makers-in-the-nursing-unit-what-weve-learned-across-america-finding-amazing-makernurses/

Whoa! What great stuff!

RWJF: Seeking DIY Nurses – New MakerNurse Initiative Launches http://www.rwjf.org/en/blogs/pioneering-ideas/2013/09/seeking_diy_nurses.html

The MakerNurse group partnered with Maimonides Medical Center to have the VERY FIRST health-themed maker faire!

A Hospital Mini-Maker Faire: http://makezine.com/2014/05/30/a-hospital-mini-maker-faire/

Facebook: Maimonides Medical Mini Maker Faire: https://www.facebook.com/MaimonidesMedicalCenterMakerFaire

Now, pause for a moment, and think, “What would YOU want to see in a health Maker Faire?” Here are just a few posts and tweets about what MakerNurse has been up to. Have any more ideas?


Makers in the Nursing Unit: Lessons Learned from America’s Amazing MakerNurses – Jose Gomez-Marquez http://www.youtube.com/embed/iQkQabDKoFY

CLASSIC MAKERNURSE: ADDING A SPLASH OF COLOR TO THE ORTHO WARD: http://makernurse.org/2014/01/20/classic-makernurse-color-ortho/

MADE BY A MAKERNURSE: IV SHIELD: http://makernurse.org/2014/05/22/made-by-a-makernurse-iv-shield/

RWJF PIONEERING IDEAS PODCAST: FEATURING 3 MAKERNURSES: http://makernurse.org/2014/05/31/pioneering-ideas-podcast-featuring-3-makernurses/

MakerNurse: The Stealth Ingenuity of Inventive Nurses in America http://makerfaire.com/makers/making-for-health-medical-making-around-the-world-and-at-home-in-america/

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