Maker Expo Speakers to Discuss Innovative Health Care Projects

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) is pleased to present the HS/HSL Maker Expo on Tuesday, March 6 at the SMC Camus Center, bringing together health workers, researchers, and entrepreneurs who are using or interested in emerging technologies such as 3-D printing and design, virtual reality, and more.

The event will be held in the Campus Center’s Elm Ballrooms, with opening remarks at 10 a.m. and the keynote speaker at 10:15. For the full schedule, click here.

Talks will focus on:

  • Bringing prototyping tools and makerspaces into hospitals.
  • 3-D printing custom prostheses for patients with conductive hearing loss.
  • Building customized assistive devices for physical therapy patients.
  • Commercializing robotics therapy research.
  • Supporting local medical device startups and manufacturing.

The following speakers will be featured:


  • Anna Young, CEO, MakerHealth: “A Maker Revolution in Health”

Speakers Panel

  • Jeffrey Hirsch, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine: “Surgical Reconstruction of the Ossicular Chain with Custom 3-D Printed Ossicular Prosthesis”
  • Amy Hurst, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC): “Challenges and Opportunities for Integrating 3-D Printing into Physical Therapy”
  • Bradley Hennessie, co-founder, NextStep Robotics: “Research Translation: Lab to Clinic”
  • Jeff Quinn, co-president, Engineered Medical Systems, Inc.: “The Factory and The LaunchPort: Medical Device Manufacturing and Startup Accelerator”

Registration is free. Refreshments and a boxed lunch will be provided.

Brian ZelipTechnologyMarch 5, 20180 comments

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