“At MakerHealth we believe in democratizing the tools of health making around the world. Whether it’s a hospital bed, smart pill bottle, or an improved triage mobile phone app we believe that design should be transparent, hackable, and enabling for everyone to be the designers and makers of their own healthcare solutions.”
Like all industries, health is being disrupted every day by changes and progress in technology. It brings people together, it democratises the flow of information and research, it empowers all parties and with this increased degree of transparency and accountability comes the human urge to connect and to share. To seek out others who might understand where we’re at. To crowdsource ideas and to create community solutions. Maker Health is doing just that.
We believe everyone can be a medical maker. In a world where health care technology is increasingly black boxed, and unaffordable, we found a stealth community of innovators working around the clock to make health better, by making their own devices to make us better.
I recently met up with another mother at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference and like all speakers who spark the mind; I stalked her online and found her blog 66 Roses but also a great post where, faced with the prospect of endless nebuliser treatments and hoping to find a solution to a hands free nebuliser, she crowdsourced the idea on Twitter, got back a load of responses and posted it herself on Maker Health to help with others.